Wednesday, 5 October, 2022

Aussie captain Lanning takes indefinite break

Australian women's cricket captain Meg Lanning on Wednesday said that she will take an indefinite break from the game to "spend time focusing on myself".

The record-breaking 30-year-old made the announcement just days after leading her all-conquering team to Commonwealth Games gold.

"After a busy couple of years I've made the decision to take a step back to enable me to spend time focusing on myself," Lanning said in a statement.

"I'm grateful for the support of CA (Cricket Australia) and my teammates and ask that my privacy is respected during this time."

Commonwealth Games gold in Birmingham capped a hectic two-and-a-half-year string of successes for Australia and Lanning which included a World Cup triumph earlier this year.

Becoming skipper at 21, she has led the side 171 times.