sport news Australia release Will Pucovski from Test squad over mental health concerns

Australia release young batsman Will Pucovski from Test squad over mental health concerns Will Pucovksi took a break earlier this season to receive mental health treatment He is returning home to Melbourne to continue managing his wellbeing The 20-year-old was not selected in either first or second Test by Australia 

By Sudipto Ganguly, Reuters

Published: 12:43 GMT, 1 February 2019 | Updated: 12:43 GMT, 1 February 2019

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Highly-rated Australia batsman Will Pucovski, who will turn 21 on Saturday, has been released from the Test squad playing Sri Lanka due to mental health concerns, the country's cricket board said on Friday.

Pucovski has played just eight first-class matches but scored 243 for Victoria earlier this season before he opted to take a break from the game to receive treatment for a mental health-related illness.

'Will Pucovski has been released from the men's Test squad and will return home to Melbourne to continue managing his wellbeing,' Cricket Australia

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