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Player burn-out has to be addressed: Trescothick

Written by: Staff

London, Apr 19 (UNI) Hinting that burn-out might have been the prime reason behind his early departure from the tour of India, Marcus Trescothick said he was concerned about the amount of cricket being played these days and the administrators of the game have to address the matter as soon as possible.

''Burn-out has been talked about a lot recently. The Aussies are concerned about it and it's obviously a factor. Perhaps players will need to be rested now and again,'' he was quoted by the Daily Telegraph as saying.

''If the authorities are aware of it, it will obviously help the players to overcome it. I want to play as many games as I can but there is going to be a time when you say I want to be rested. That is not an easy thing to do,'' he added.

Trescothick, who backed out of the tour of India due to a mystery virus and fatigue, said he was keen to play in the Ashes but added that for the palyers to remain at their best for such big tournaments it was important that they are rested at proper intervals.

''I've been practising for about 10 days,'' he said.

''And I'm looking forward to playing and getting into contention for Test selection. I would love to be in the Ashes side in Australia,'' he added.

The regular vice-captain said although he was surprised when doubts were cast over the reasons of his withdrawl from the Indian tour but he did expect sharp reactions when he first spoke of the decision.

''It's to be expected, particularly after our Ashes win last summer. The game has become very big over the last eight months,'' he explained.

Trescothick said he was pretty sure that getting back into the side won't be an easy task but he would try his level best to keep himself away from such thoughts and concentrate on his game.

''There have obviously been external pressures and there still will be for a couple of weeks building up to the Test selection. At the moment I am back playing cricket and enjoying it,'' he said.


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