He joins Glenn Maxwell and Nic Maddinson who are struggling with mental health issues
Australian cricketer Will Pucovski decided to withdraw from Test contention for the series against Pakistan. He discussed with Cricket Australia that he is struggling with mental health issues. He was one of the players in contention for one of the middle-order spots in the Test squad.
‘We applaud Will for having the courage to discuss his situation with team management in Perth’, said Ben Oliver, CA’s EGM of National Teams. ‘Will's decision not to nominate for Test selection was the right one in the circumstances and one that everyone in the Australian cricket family supports’.
‘Mental health is a complex issue that unfortunately impacts many young men and women in our society. By Will bravely taking this position, he will undoubtedly inspire others facing similar challenges to speak up and take positive steps towards improving their mental wellbeing. The most important thing now is for Will to be given the time, space and expert support that he needs to return to full health as soon as possible’, he added.
Before Pucovski, there are also players who announced that they will take a break from playing cricket due to mental health grounds such as Glenn Maxwell and Nic Maddinson. CA vowed that they will support their players and help them with the challenges they’re facing with their mental health.
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