Pucovski requests mental wellbeing break

Will Pucovski has requested that he not be considered for selection in Australia’s side for the first cricket Test against Pakistan citing mental health reasons.

Pucovski, 21, informed team management of his decision in Perth on Tuesday evening and it was agreed he could finish Australia A’s three-day tour game against Pakistan.

Cricket Australia fully support his decision.


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“We applaud Will for having the courage to discuss his situation with team management in Perth,” Cricket Australia’s EGM of National Teams Ben Oliver said.

“Will’s decision not to nominate for Test selection was the right one in the circumstances and one that everyone in the Australian cricket family supports.”

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