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England's Sarah Taylor has been ruled out the forthcoming ICC Women's World T20. Image Courtesy: Getty

The flamboyant wicketkeeping batswoman for England, Sarah Taylor has been ruled out of the ICC Women’s World T20. Sarah Taylor has been affected with the anxiety related issues which put herself to stay away from the tournament.

Two years back, Taylor had undergone cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) after Women’s World T20 when she got diagnosed with anxiety related issues. However, the wicketkeeper had managed to make on 49 runs in five matches of the tournament.

Sarah Taylor will continue her training

Earlier, the 29-year-old took a break from the game in 2016 but returned to play in England’s World Cup win of 2017. The decision to miss the tournament has been taken “mutually” by Sarah Taylor and England management staff not to stretch the issues.

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Sarah Taylor played a significant role in England. (PC – Cricket World)

Speaking of the same, the management supported Sarah Taylor citing they will always stay there for the well-being of the players physically or mentally. Further, the administration added they would give their full support to her as well.

“At the moment she isn’t in a place where we would all be comfortable that the demanding training. Playing and travel schedule wouldn’t potentially put her back and make her road to full recovery longer. It’s important we see mental health in a similar way to a player with a physical injury.

You wouldn’t risk a player if you felt that playing them with an injury. It would increase the chances of them being out for a long time or the issue even becoming career-threatening,” Mark Robinson said.

“Sarah will continue to train at Loughborough at a pace more suited to where she is right now.With a view to hopefully being fully fit in the new year. All of our players’ health and well-being is the most important thing.

ICC Women's World T20: Sarah Taylor Ruled Out of the Tournament

Further, we must never lose sight of that in the intense and demanding world of professional sport,” he added.

However, it has been a nice decision by England management to give the players enough time to make a comeback. Meanwhile, the absence of Sarah Taylor might hurt the team, as she has been such a massive contributor for the team.


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