Trescothick request puts Ashes place in doubt

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The England opener Marcus Trescothick has asked not to travel to India for the Champions Trophy, which could put his place on the Ashes tour in doubt.

Trescothick insists he is fully committed to the Ashes return but last night would not give any reasons for his request.

"I am sorry, I can't say anything," the left-hander said when questioned. Reports last night suggested that personal issues may be behind his actions.

Trescothick returned home early from England's winter tour of India earlier this year for similar reasons. But it was believed that these had been sorted out.

England would be reluctant to allow any player to pick and choose the tours he goes on.

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