Yardy winning battle with depression, confirm Sussex

ENGLAND spinner Michael Yardy is close to playing his first match since he left the World Cup early last month after admitting to suffering with depression.

The 30-year-old stepped up his recovery yesterday when he netted with his Sussex colleagues and according to his county coach, Mark Robinson, next week’s County Championship match at Hampshire is being pencilled in as his potential return date.

Robinson said: “He is going well. Every week he has practised more. This week he was in every day, including Saturday, so he is getting close.

“I think this week will be too early. Whether he is in a situation to play the week after we will just have to wait and see. We would love to have him back because he is quality.”