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Australian cricket player Glenn Maxwell (pictured left with Mitchell Starc) predicted an incredible run-out during a commentary on the field during Australia's first T20 against Sri Lanka

The Australian cricket star Glenn Maxwell is taking a break from the game for psychological reasons

  • Australian cricket player Glenn Maxwell is taking a break from the match
  • He has left the Australian team and takes away an indefinite break
  • Allegedly Maxwell has been personally involved
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Australian cricket star Glenn Maxwell is taking a break from cricket to tackle mental health problems.

The cricket legend has left the Australian team and takes an indefinite break from the game after handling personal affairs for the past month.

The 31-year-old met Cricket Australia (CA) employees on Wednesday evening and is expected to miss the rest of the T20 internationals against Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

Australian cricket star Glenn Maxwell (pictured on the left with Mitchell Starc) takes a break from cricket to tackle mental health problems

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Australian cricket star Glenn Maxwell (pictured on the left with Mitchell Starc) takes a break from cricket to tackle mental health problems

& # 39; He is a special player and an important part of the Australian cricket family. We hope to see him again in the team during the summer, & said national team manager Ben Oliver.

& # 39; The well-being of our players and employees is paramount. Glenn has our full support.

& # 39; Cricket Australia will work with Cricket Victoria support staff to ensure Glenn's well-being and reintegration into the game. & # 39;

The decision was made with the support of CA, after Maxwell had taken the initiative.

& # 39; Glenn was proactive in identifying these issues and contacting support staff … he will spend a short time away from the game, & # 39; said team psychologist Dr. Michael Lloyd.

Maxwell hit 62 off 28 balls in the opening T20 victory over Sri Lanka on Sunday, and was not required to beat in Wednesday's win.

Maxwell (pictured with his partner Vini Raman) during the Australian Cricket Awards evening in Melbourne in February
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Maxwell (pictured with his partner Vini Raman) during the Australian Cricket Awards evening in Melbourne in February

Maxwell (pictured with his partner Vini Raman) during the Australian Cricket Awards evening in Melbourne in February

It comes after Will Pucovski last summer also got time away from the Australian team to handle welfare issues.

D & # 39; Arcy Short replaces him in the Twenty20 national team.

Short played 20 T20 & # 39; s for Australia and hit 592 points with a strike rate of over 120 before being overlooked for this summer's series.

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