Pucovski released from Australia squad for mental health reasons
Australia batsman Will Pucovski has been released from the Australia squad because of mental health issues which he faced earlier this summer.
Pucovski, who is yet to make his debut for Australia was not picked for both Brisbane and Canberra Tests. The youngster worked with numerous experts on his mental health since the past few weeks.
Team doctor Richard Saw said –
“Will Pucovski has been released from the Men’s Test squad and will return home to Melbourne to continue managing his well being. He reported some challenges over the past few days, and the decision has been made that the best thing for Will’s welfare is for him to return home to Melbourne.”
“Will has been proactive in this process and while he has made significant progress, he feels this is the best course of action to get ready to play cricket for Victoria. He worked closely with members of his family,” he added.
Pucovski batted later than the rest of the squad in the nets two days before the start of the inaugural Test against Sri Lanka.
The youngster is expected to return to cricket for Victoria when the Shield resumes after the end of the Big Bash League in the second half of February.