Personal reasons force Nic Maddinson to take an indefinite break from cricket

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Nic Maddinson of Australia leaves the field after being dismissed. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Nic Maddinson is the latest player to be lost in the oblivion of international cricket given the fact there has been a massive raid on South Africa cricketers in recent times. However, in contrast to those Proteas players who have signed Kolpak deals, Maddinson has chosen to take a break from the cricketing space due to personal reasons that has not been revealed just yet.

Maddinson was picked for the Australia side for Test matches as well following a massive selection upheaval that saw then chief selector Rodney Marsh also lose his job in the process. Trevor Hohns, the newly incumbent chairman of selectors had taken the executive decision to bring in the youngsters in the form of Matt Renshaw, Peter Handscomb, and Nic Maddinson. However, it was the latter who simply could not ignite the fire in him to play in the longest format.

After being dropped from the side, the 25-year old Maddinson went back to playing cricket in the Big Bash League, something he was used to. However, some poor form in there as well ensured that his side, the Sydney Sixers would also not make it through to the final of the league. This took a massive toll on Maddinson as he then went ahead and announced an indefinite break from cricket, something that many are pondering the reasons for. Even the Royal Challengers Bangalore, the side that bought Maddinson will now have to look for a replacement in the upcoming IPL auction.

In a joint statement, Cricket Australia and Cricket New South Wales, said: “Cricket Australia and Cricket NSW advises that Australian and NSW batsman Nic Maddinson will not be available for selection due to personal reasons, until further notice.”

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