Sunday , April 11 2021

day two, second Test, Manuka Oval, Canberra, news, updates, live cricket scores

Some sad news overnight with young gun Will Pucovski leaving Canberra and returning home due to mental health concerns.

Pucovski reported his concerns with CA medical staff in the lead-up to the second Test this week and after consulting with his family and Cricket Victoria it was decided to send him home.

He took leave from the game earlier in the season after he scored 243 for Victoria against Western Australia in October.

The 21-year-old was a surprise omission from Australia's first Test against Sri Lanka, with Kyle Patterson brought into the team at 11th hour.

"He reported some challenges over the past few days, and the decision has been made that the best thing for Will's welfare is for him to return home to Melbourne," Dr. Richard Saw said.

"Will has been proactive in this process and while he has made significant progress, he feels this is the best course of action to get ready to play cricket for Victoria."

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