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.”
More top news
We spring forward an hour at 1am on Sunday, to mark the start of British Summer Time.
Top Gear co-host James May takes up recorder and posts musical videos online as he fills his time during his 'unemployment'.
The father of a British victim of the Germanwings disaster has urged airlines to take action to look after pilots "properly".