Maxwell takes break from cricket after raising mental health concerns

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Glenn Maxwell has decided to take a break from cricket due to mental health concerns.

Cricket Australia said in a statement the 31-year-old would not continue playing in the current T20 series against Sri Lanka.

Team psychologist Dr Michael Lloyd said: “Glenn Maxwell has been experiencing some difficulties with regards to his mental health. As a result, he will spend a short time away from the game.

“Glenn was proactive in identifying these issues and engaging with support staff.”

Maxwell has appeared for Australia in all three forms of the game and has also played county cricket for both Yorkshire and Lancashire.

He will be replaced in the Australian squad by D’Arcy Short.

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