Jonathan Trott says continuing to play cricket would not be fair on his team-mates, while he recovers from a stress-related illness.
The Warwickshire and England batsman had returned to action for his county after coming home early from England's tour of Australia this winter, due to anxiety problems.
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.
It is not fair on my team-mates or myself to continue when I am unable to function at 100%. In order to play at the highest level you have to be at 100% and be able to concentrate fully at all times. Sadly I am unable to do this.
With this in mind I have decided it is best for all involved that I continue my recovery on the sidelines for the time being. I would like to thank Warwickshire and the ECB for their continued support through this time.
England batsman Jonathan Trott will take an indefinite break from all cricket after suffering a repeat of the stress-related illness which forced his early departure from the 2013-14 Ashes series, the England and Wales Cricket Board and his county Warwickshire have jointly announced.
England and Warwickshire cricketer, Jonathan Trott, is to take a break from competitive cricket for a second time in five months, due to a stress-related illness, according to reports on Thursday evening.
The Daily Mail reports the 32-year-old will take a break to deal with his situation.
He left the Ashes tour in November after the first Test, and Australia went on to whitewash England 5-0 in the series.
Trott has started the season with Warwickshire, and played in the County Championship match against Sussex this week.