West Indies vice-captain Anisa Mohammed has decided to take a leave of absence from international cricket.
The spinner has requested the board to relieve her immediately after a hectic year of cricket both home and away.
Talking about the decision, CWI’s Director of Cricket Jimmy Adams said that the Board will provide any support she might require during this period.
“Anisa has been a true stalwart of West Indies Women’s cricket for over a decade. We at CWI wish her well and will provide any support she may require during this period away from international cricket and look forward to welcoming her back in March.”
Mohammed, who is the 1st West Indies cricket to pick up 100 T20I wickets, said that it isn’t a permanent goodbye but rather a “see you soon”.
“Cricket has given me all that I have, and I still love it as much as the first day I started playing, therefore this decision was not an easy one for me, especially with the T20 World Cup five months away. However, I must listen to my body and my mind that I need to take time away from the game at this time. This is not a permanent goodbye but rather a see you soon. I wish the team all the best in all their forthcoming series, and I know Hayley will fulfil her role as captain, as I’ve seen her mature and grow as a person and cricketer.”