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Taylor to miss World T20 with her mental health in mind

In a statement released by the ECB on Friday, it was revealed Sarah Taylor's anxiety has caused her to be unable to train fully with the squad over recent months due to her "not being as fit as she would want to be from a psychological point of view"

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Sarah Taylor will miss the World T20 in November in the interests of her own welfare.

In a statement released by the ECB on Friday, it was revealed that Taylor's anxiety has caused her to be unable to train fully with the squad over recent months due to her "not being as fit as she would want to be from a psychological point of view".

With Taylor's mental health in mind, the decision has been taken by both player and management that the trip to West Indies for the tournament would be detrimental to her state of mind.

England head coach Mark Robinson said: "At the moment she isn't in a place where we would all be comfortable that the demanding training, playing and travel schedule wouldn't potentially put her backwards and make her road to full recovery longer.

"It's important we see mental health in a similar way to a player with a physical injury. You wouldn't risk a player if you felt that playing them with an injury would increase the chances of them being out for a long time or the issue even becoming career-threatening.

"Sarah will continue to train at Loughborough at a pace more suited to where she is right now with a view to hopefully being fully fit in the new year. All of our players' health and well-being is the most important thing and we must never lose sight of that in the intense and demanding world of professional sport."

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