Trott leaves Ashes Tour

England batsman Jonathan Trott has left the Ashes tour of Australia with a stress-related illness, the England and Wales Cricket Board has announced.

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Warner's comments 'did not influence Trott's exit'

Jonathan Trott's decision to return home from the Ashes were not influenced by David Warner's comments that his display was "poor and weak".

Australia's David Warner described Jonathan Trott as "poor and weak" after the batsman struggled against the bowling of Mitchell Johnson in the opening Ashes Test.

England's Jonathan Trott struggled in the opening Ashes test Credit: PA Wire

When asked if Warner's comments had had a direct influence on Trott's exit, Andy Flower said: "That would be inaccurate. As I said earlier, Jonathan has been struggling with this condition for quite a while and has managed it very successfully but we've been on tour for about a month.

"He's had his ups and downs through that month and it is not directly related to that."

However, Flower did describe the comments as "disrespectful".

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England batsman must be 'given time to recover'

England's Jonathan Trott has left the Ashes tour due to a stress-related condition Credit: PA Wire

Jonathan Trott needs "time, support and space" to recover from his stress-related condition, the Managing Director of England Cricket has said.

“Jonathan Trott is an incredibly talented cricketer who has proven himself time and again for England. The cricket side of things is unimportant now, all that matters is that Jonathan is given the time, support and space he needs to recover," Hugh Morris said.

"We fully support his decision to leave the tour and the ECB will provide all the assistance we can to help Jonathan and his family through this period. Jonathan has asked for privacy while he recovers and I would urge everyone to respect that.”


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Trott has been 'suffering with condition for some time'

England batsman Jonathan Trott has been suffering with a stress-related illness for some time, England team director Andy Flower has revealed.

"Trotty has been suffering from a stress-related condition for quite a while," he told a press conference televised by Sky Sports News.

England coach Andy Flower speaking about Jonathan Trott during the press conference Credit: PA Wire

"He's always managed it very successfully and he's been a brilliant international batsman for England and hopefully will continue to be a brilliant international batsman for England in the future.

"But he needs time away from this environment for a while, he needs time with his family, he needs time to reassess and spend some time with his family.

"This isn't the type of environment for that type of rest and recuperation that he requires."

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Trott to break from cricket to 'focus on recovery'

Jonathan Trott has said he needs a break from cricket to focus on his recovery from a stress-related illness, as it was revealed the batsman will play no further part in the Ashes tour.

"I don’t feel it's right that I'm playing knowing that I'm not 100 percent and I cannot currently operate at the level I have done in the past", Trott said in a statement.

England's Jonathan Trott will leave the current Ashes tour Credit: PA Wire

"My priority now is to take a break from cricket so that I can focus on my recovery".

"I want to wish my team mates all the very best for the remainder of the tour”.

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