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Trescothick lends a helping hand

London: Marcus Trescothick has said he is willing to help Jonathan Trott in his struggle with a stress-related illness after a similar condition ended his international career.

Trott, who made a brief comeback after returning home following England’s opening loss in a 0-5 Ashes reverse in Australia, announced he was bowing out of both Warwickshire and international duty with immediate effect after suffering a relapse in his condition.

“I’ve spoken to him on a few occasions just to try and help, as someone who has been through exactly the same situation, coming back from Australia,” Trescothick said Saturday. “I can understand it. I know how it all works. Whether we cross paths and talk a few more times over the course of the year and during games, or wherever it may be, then great.”

But Trescothick was adamant Trott had meant no offence towards the mentally ill.“I didn’t have a problem with what he said. People picked up on words and it was taken at the wrong time and the wrong moment. We have to allow him the fact that he’s the one going through it, he’s going through tough times and he has to work it out. himself.” (Agencies)