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