Tuesday 26 November 2013 

Video - Flower On Jonathan Trott Departure

Watch as England head coach Andy Flower talks to the media in Brisbane following Jonathan Trott's departure from the Ashes tour.

The England batsman is heading home due to a stress-related illness and Flower revealed that the illness is one that Trott has been managing for some time.

"Trotty has been suffering from a stress-related condition for quite a while. He's always managed it very successfully and he's been a brilliant international batsman for England and hopefully will continue to be a brilliant international batsman for England in the future," he said.

"But he needs time away from this environment for a while. He needs time with his family, he needs time to reassess and spend some quiet time with his family and this isn't the type of environment for that type of rest and recuperation that he requires."

Flower added that he thought that some criticism of Trott, particularly from David Warner, who described him as 'weak' during the Brisbane Test, was unaccceptable.

"Jonathan has been struggling with this condition for quite a while and managed it very successfully, but we've been on tour for about a month and he's had his ups and downs throughout that month and it is not directly related to that.

"I would also say though I think players commenting about fellow professionals in the media is disrespectful and I think on this occasion he's got that horribly wrong.

"I think we set different standards to that, and one of the reasons we don't like commenting about opposition players is because we don't know what is going on in their dressing room, we don't know what is going on in their private lives."

Video courtesy of SNTV and England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB). This video will remain available unil 9th December, after which the player at the top of the page will display the latest live video content.

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