21 Apr 2014

Trott needs another cricket break

6:31 am on 21 April 2014

The England batsman Jonathan Trott is taking another break from cricket due to the same stress issues that forced him to quit the recent Ashes series.

Trott decided to pull out of England's tour to Australia after the first Test in Brisbane with what the England and Wales Cricket Board described as a "stress-related illness".

The 32-year-old spent four months away from the game working with a psychologist and the ECB's medical team in a bid to rebuild his career.

Trott later described his Ashes exit as a case of "burn-out" and said he hoped to return to England duty this season.

But now he's had to step away from the firing line again after just one Championship match for his England county Warwickshire.

The news will inevitably lead to speculation that Trott's England career is over, but he reportedly hopes more specialist treatment will enable him to return.