Commonwealth 2022 cricket gold medal-winning team captain Meg Lanning has decided to take an indefinite break from cricket, with immediate effect, for personal reasons.
Meg Lanning Decides to Take Break from cricket
Women’s Australian captain Meg Lanning confirmed Lanning’s decision and said that there is no timeline set for her return.
“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 on Wednesday (August 10). “I’m grateful for the support of CA and my teammates and ask that my privacy is respected during this time.”
“We’re proud of Meg for acknowledging that she needs a break and will continue to support her during this time,” said CA Head of Performance, Women’s Cricket, Shawn Flegler.
“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.”
Meg Lanning led the Australian cricket team have won all three matches in group matches and went on to beat India in the final match to bag the gold medal in the recently concluded Commonwealth 2022.