BBC UK – Gary Ballance replaced Andrew Gale as Yorkshire captain at the start of the 2017 county seasonEngland batsman and Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance is taking a break from cricket because of “personal reasons”.

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  • Gary Ballance replaced Andrew Gale as Yorkshire captain at the start of the 2017 county seasonEngland batsman and Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance is taking a break from cricket because of “personal reasons”.
  • Yorkshire say they have granted the 28-year-old “time away from the game” and he will miss “several” One-Day Cup matches, starting at Durham on Friday.
  • Ballance, who has 23 Test caps for England, did not play in the Tykes’ most recent County Championship fixture – an innings defeat by Surrey.
  • “We ask that his privacy be respected during this time,” said a statement.
  • Pace bowler Steven Patterson will skipper the side in Ballance’s absence.


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