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‘Depressed’ Yardy returns home, Rashid called up

india Updated: Mar 25, 2011 00:23 IST

If a string of injuries were not enough to force the England selectors to name replacements during their Cup campaign, Michael Yardy gave them a fresh reason to send an SOS to leg-spinner Adil Rashid.

Yardy, a left-arm spinner and handy batsman, returned home on Thursday due to “depression”, re-igniting the debate on excessive cricket exhausting cricketers mentally.

“Leaving at this stage was a difficult decision, but I felt it was the only sensible option and I wanted to be honest about the reason behind that decision,” Yardy was quoted in a statement issued by the England and Wales Cricket Board.