Australian cricket captain Lanning takes indefinite break
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The record-breaking 30-year-old made the announcement just days after leading her all-conquering team to Commonwealth Games gold.
"After a busy couple of years I've made the decision to take a step back to enable me to spend time focusing on myself," Lanning said in a statement.
"I'm grateful for the support of CA (Cricket Australia) and my teammates and ask that my privacy is respected during this time."
"She's been an incredible contributor to Australian cricket over the last decade, achieving remarkable feats both individually and as part of the team," Flegler added.
"The welfare of our players is always our number one priority and we'll continue to work with Meg to ensure she gets the support and space she needs."
Becoming skipper at 21, she has led the side 171 times.