Melbourne Renegades all-rounder Sophie Molineux has requested to take some time away from cricket to focus on her mental health and wellbeing.
Renegades WBBL Head Coach Tim Coyle said Molineux had the club’s full support.
“Sophie knows her teammates and the Renegades coaches and support staff are always there for her. We’ll give Sophie the time, space and any support she needs,” Coyle said.
Pip Inge, Australia Women’s Team Doctor said Cricket Australia will continue to work with Sophie to ensure she has the support she needs during this time and will work closely with Cricket Victoria and the Melbourne Renegades to assist in her transition back into the program when she is ready.
“Sophie has made the decision to take a break from cricket and we are providing her with the support she needs,” Inge said.
“The welfare of our players is a priority and we are proud of the brave decision by Sophie to step away from the game.”
Makinley Blows has been brought into the Renegades squad for this weekend’s match.
The Renegades currently sit fifth on the WBBL table with four matches of the regular season remaining.
Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars
Saturday November 23
Eastern Oval, Ballarat 2pm (AEDT)
Coverage via cricket.com.au and Kayo
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