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Trescothick sits out Champions Trophy

By Telegraph online and PA

(Filed: 06/09/2006)

 

Marcus Trescothick has been ruled out of England's plans for next month's ICC Champions Trophy in India with a stress-related illness.

 

England's selectors have said that Trescothick will not be included in their 14-man squad for what is regarded as a small-scale version of the World Cup.

 

Instead, he is to stay at home when the squad fly out to the sub-continent at the start of October to undergo specialist treatment.

 

The Somerset left-hander returned early from the tour to India this year and although this was initially put down to family reasons, the explanation was later changed to a "virus".

 

A statement from Performance Healthcare, the specialists treating Trescothick, today said: "After his return from the tour of India in March, Marcus sought specialist help for his on-going symptoms.

 

"In addition to the effects of the acquired gastrointestinal infection on his health, it later became evident that he was also suffering from an underlying stress-related illness.

 

"He has been receiving specialist treatment, which has allowed him to resume his position in the England team. However, we believe that it would be premature for him to tour India in October.

 

"Rest is an important part of his treatment and he will need recovery time before the Ashes tour of Australia, which begins in November."

 

Since returning from India, Trescothick has played every match for England but after a century in his comeback match against Sri Lanka at Lord's at the start of the summer, he has averaged just 19.7.

 

He was also dismissed by the first ball of the match during England's latest defeat in the NatWest Series, a two-wicket loss against Pakistan at the Rose Bowl last night.

 

The statement does, however, suggest that Trescothick may be okay to tour Australia for the Ashes.

 

"Marcus has made significant progress, witnessed by the fact that he is now at a stage where he has openly accepted the full extent of the illness which he suffered," it says.

 

"The medical regime put in place to support him has enabled him to play a full part in this summer's international programme, however being overseas for the Champions Trophy would interrupt the current treatment."

 

Chairman of selectors David Graveney said: "It is a blow that Marcus will not be available for the Champions Trophy but we are delighted he will be available for selection for the tour of Australia which follows."

 

But coach Duncan Fletcher knows that the loss of Trescothick is a blow to England's hopes of progress in the one-day game ahead of next year's World Cup.

 

"There has been a short discussion over the last couple of days. It's a very sensitive issue, it's a medical issue and it's one of those uncontrollables like most of them have been," Fletcher said.

 

"One of our top, world-class players is not going to a tournament and we can't control the situation. At this stage, from the advice we've heard, I'm optimistic for the Ashes. To lose him is a big blow to us."

 

Trescothick's place in England's line-up for the remaining two matches of the NatWest Series is now in doubt with Fletcher considering the possibility of looking at alternative openers for the games at Trent Bridge and Edgbaston.

 

But Trescothick hopes to be back for Australia.

 

"I'm grateful for all the support and understanding which has been shown to me and my family during the period of treatment which I have undertaken since my return from India," he said.

 

"I was keen to take part in the Champions Trophy, but I do appreciate that my specialist's advice is that I must first continue the treatment devised for me.

 

"Having come to terms with the full extent of my illness last winter, I recognise that I am now well on course to make a full recovery and I am determined to play a full part in the Ashes tour."

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He just doesn't like curry tbh. Went home from Pakistan for a family emergency. Went home from India with an illness. Now he won't be going back to India, but will be fine to go to Australia. :good:

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He just doesn't like curry tbh.  Went home from Pakistan for a family emergency.  Went home from India with an illness.  Now he won't be going back to India, but will be fine to go to Australia. :good:

193831[/snapback]

 

There are McDonalds in India I believe.

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I heard his wife was suffering from post-natal depression. That came via my Dad via a fast bowler from Ashington.

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On a similar note. Steve Harmison was sent home from his first test injured and spent some time in hospital. I heard that he wasnt injured at all and he was faking it cos he hated being away from home for the first time.

 

Cricketers need a good slap tbh.

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On a similar note. Steve Harmison was sent home from his first test injured and spent some time in hospital. I heard that he wasnt injured at all and he was faking it cos he hated being away from home for the first time.

 

Cricketers need a good slap tbh.

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He does get homesick. That's widely documented though. You could hardly wish to meet a nicer, more down-to-earth lad but I do wonder if he knows howq lucky he is to be in the position he is.

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Vaughan reckons Harmison won't play past 30. Reckons he'll make enough to live the easy life in the North East and then pack in because he hates the travel too much. Crazy if you ask me - you'd have to have something wrong with you to pine for Ashington at the best of times, but a grown man in his mid to late 20s ffs.

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Vaughan reckons Harmison won't play past 30.  Reckons he'll make enough to live the easy life in the North East and then pack in because he hates the travel too much.  Crazy if you ask me - you'd have to have something wrong with you to pine for Ashington at the best of times, but a grown man in his mid to late 20s ffs.

193927[/snapback]

I know what you mean. He just likes spending time with his family/mates though and isn't a big time Charlie. He's pretty shy too.

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Vaughan reckons Harmison won't play past 30.  Reckons he'll make enough to live the easy life in the North East and then pack in because he hates the travel too much.  Crazy if you ask me - you'd have to have something wrong with you to pine for Ashington at the best of times, but a grown man in his mid to late 20s ffs.

193927[/snapback]

I know what you mean. He just likes spending time with his family/mates though and isn't a big time Charlie. He's pretty shy too.

193932[/snapback]

 

Aye I think what I meant really was what you were trying to say - if I was a professional cricketer I would be loving the trips abroad and all the opportunities it afforded me, knowing that a day at work involved playing sport. He doesn't come across as a big time Charlie.

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Like I say though, he doesn't realise how lucky he is. He nearly blew his England career before it started by pulling out of an England A tour due to 'injury' (i.e. being homesick). I think he likes the current set-up a lot better as he's big mates with Flintoff amongst others. I think he found it hard when he first got in as there are obviously a few people from privileged backgrounds etc. and from what I hear he found Hussein hard to get on with.

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The England dressing room was meant to be a nightmare under Hussein's captaincy, wasn't it? I can see how that would be hard like. Especially going away for months on end and having to live amongst all the cliques and that.

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The England dressing room was meant to be a nightmare under Hussein's captaincy, wasn't it?  I can see how that would be hard like.  Especially going away for months on end and having to live amongst all the cliques and that.

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Aye, much better now though.

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