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Men's Cricket Ballance given time off for personal reasons

YORKSHIRE have granted Gary Ballance time off for personal reasons.

The county captain and England batsman will miss a number of matches in the One-Day Cup, Yorkshire announced today.

No further details have been given, with Yorkshire asking for the 28-year-old’s privacy to be respected.

Steven Patterson will captain the side in his absence.

A club statement read: “Captain Gary Ballance is set to miss several One-Day Cup fixtures after the club, this week, granted him some time away from the game due to personal reasons. We ask that his privacy be respected during this time.”

Ballance also missed the recent County Championship match against Surrey because of what was reported to be illness. Yorkshire were led in that game by England captain Joe Root.

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