"I've made the decision to take a step back" - Australia skipper Meg Lanning to take indefinite break from cricket due to personal reasons


The skipper of the Australian Women's team that has won the gold medal in the Commonwealth Games Women's Cricket Championship 2022, Meg Lanning has surprised the cricket world by taking an indefinite break from all aspects of the game.

She was also leading Melbourne Stars in the Women's Big Bash League and the franchise also supported her decision of taking an indefinite break from cricket. Moreover, she has yet to reveal her deadline and is expected to take a quite long break from all formats of the game.

Considering the reports from the official website of Melbourne Stars, Meg Lanning was quoted saying, "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. I'm grateful for the support of CA and my teammates and ask that my privacy is respected during this time."

We will continue to support her: Shawn Flegler

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The General Manager of Melbourne Stars, Blair Crouch also showed his support for the Australian skipper and said, "We're fully supportive of Meg's desire to have a break from cricket and we will give her all the time, support and space she needs," was quoted as saying by CricTracker.

Moreover, the head of performance of Cricket Australia (CA), Women's Cricket, Shawn Flegler has also shared a few words about Meg Lanning's decision and said, "We're proud of Meg (Lanning) for acknowledging that she needs a break and will continue to support her during this time.

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She's been an incredible contributor to Australian cricket over the last decade, achieving remarkable feats both individually and as part of the team, and has been a brilliant role model for young kids."

"The welfare of our players is always our number one priority, and we’ll continue to work with Meg to ensure she gets the support and space she needs," he added.