London: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Friday confirmed that batsman Jonathan Trott is to take another break from all cricket with immediate effect.
Trott, who pulled out of England’s tour of Australia and spent four months out of the game with what the ECB described as a “stress-related illness”, experienced a repeat of the same symptoms after playing for his county Warwickshire against Sussex on Wednesday.
A statement released jointly by the ECB and Warwickshire said Trott “will now undergo further treatment to assist with his long-term rehabilitation.”
Trott himself said: “It was with the best intentions and hope that I returned to cricket with Warwickshire this month.
“Much to my disappointment, since my first game, I have felt the same anxieties that occurred during my time in Australia.
Trott has played in 49 Tests for England, scoring nine centuries and 18 half-centuries.
He has scored 3,763 Test runs at an average of 46.45, with a highest score of 226 against Bangladesh at Lord’s in 2010.