Sydney Thunder and NSW Breakers player Rachel Trenaman has requested to take time off from cricket to focus on her mental health and wellbeing.
Trenaman, who played for Thunder in this year’s Women’s Big Bash League campaign, will stand down from the Australia A squad and be rested from the Women’s National Cricket League competition.
Thunder’s Acting General Manager Chris Botherway said Trenaman had the full support of Thunder, Cricket NSW and Cricket Australia.
“Rachel is a highly thought of young person who has the respect of her teammates, coaches and support staff at Sydney Thunder and NSW Breakers,” Botherway said.
“Player health and wellbeing will always be our top priority and we will provide Rachel with all the time and support she needs to make a full recovery.”
NSW Breakers coach Dom Thornely applauded Trenaman for having the courage to prioritise her health.
“We’re proud that Rachel was brave enough to speak up, and we’re here for her,” he said. “I know the cricket family is right behind her and we wish her the very best.”