Reuters – LONDON (Reuters) – England batsman and Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance is taking a break from cricket for personal reasons, his county said on Friday.

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  • LONDON (Reuters) – England batsman and Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance is taking a break from cricket for personal reasons, his county said on Friday.
  • FILE PHOTO: Cricket – England vs South Africa – Second Test – Nottingham, Britain – July 15, 2017 England’s Gary Ballance looks dejected after losing his wicket Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine“Captain Gary Ballance is set to miss several Royal London One-Day Cup fixtures after the Club, this week, granted him some time away from the game due to personal reasons,” Yorkshire said.
  • “We ask that his privacy be respected during this time.”
  • The 28-year-old, who has 23 test caps for England, missed Yorkshire’s most recent County Championship game against Surrey at the Oval, with Joe Root taking over the captaincy on that occasion.
  • Steven Patterson was named captain for Friday’s Royal London Cup opener against Durham at Chester-Le-Street.


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