Australia women’s captain Meg Lanning has announced an indefinite break from cricket due to personal reasons.
The 30-year-old is one of the most decorated Australian cricketers and led Australia to a gold medal in the recently concluded CWG.
Cricket Australia extended their support to her and said that they are proud of Lanning’s contribution.
The 30-year-old captain, in her statement, said, “I had a couple of busy years, and I feel like spending time with myself. I am grateful for CA’s support and request for privacy. “
Shawn Flegler, CA’s head of performance, said, “We are proud of Meg and support her decision. She has immensely contributed to Australia’s success in recent years. She has emerged as the number one role model for young kids, and it’s our role to look after the welfare of our players.”
He further said that Cricket Australia (CA) continuously work to ensure a good mental health of its players and will continue to extend its support to Meg.
Lanning has won 2 ICC World Cups and 4 T20 World Cups. She has amassed over 7000 international runs and scored 17 centuries, the most by any female cricketer.
She currently ranks 2nd in T20I rankings and 5th in ODIs.