Gary Ballance: England and Yorkshire batsman to take break from game
England batsman and Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance is taking a break from cricket because of "personal reasons".
Yorkshire say they have granted the 28-year-old "time away from the game" and he will miss "several" One-Day Cup matches, starting at Durham on Friday.
Ballance, who has 23 Test caps for England, did not play in the Tykes' most recent County Championship fixture - an innings defeat by Surrey.
"We ask that his privacy be respected during this time," said a statement.
Pace bowler Steven Patterson will skipper the side in Ballance's absence.