Meg Lanning will step away from the sport of cricket indefinitely, according to an announcement made by Cricket Australia on Wednesday.
Meg Lanning, the captain of the Australia Women cricket team and the person who most recently led her team to victory at the Commonwealth Games, has decided to take an indefinite leave from the sport of cricket, according to a statement released by Cricket Australia (CA) on Wednesday. According to a statement released by Cricket Australia (CA), “Australia Women’s Team skipper, Meg Lanning has notified CA that she will take a period of indefinite absence effective immediately.” According to the board, she will not compete in this year’s edition of The Hundred, and a subsequent decision will be made regarding whether or not she will take part in Australia’s home summer.
“After a hectic couple of years, I’ve made the decision to take a step back to enable me to spend time focusing on myself,” Lanning was cited as saying in the statement. “I’ve made the decision to take a step back to enable me to spend time focusing on myself.”
I want to express my appreciation to CA and to my teammates for their support and ask that my request for privacy be honoured during this difficult time.
Shawn Flegler, the head of performance for the Australian women’s team, was cited as stating, “We’re happy of Meg for recognising that she needs a break and will continue to assist her throughout this time.”
“Over the past decade, she has been an exceptional contribution to Australian cricket, achieving remarkable feats both individually and as part of the team, and she has been an outstanding role model for young kids,” he said. “She has been an incredible role model for young kids.”
“The well-being of our athletes is always our number one priority, and we will continue to collaborate with Meg to make sure that she has the support and space that she requires.”
Lanning has two World Cup titles and four T20 World Cup titles to her name. She was the captain for one of the winning teams in the 50-over campaign, and she led three different teams to victory in the shortest format.
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