Time out for Volts coach

10:34, Mar 07 2014

Otago cricket coach Vaughn Johnson has taken temporary leave of absence from work to address stress-related issues.

Johnson stayed in Dunedin on Tuesday when the Volts' one-day squad travelled to Hamilton, and will remain on leave indefinitely.

Assistant Nathan King will continue to stand-in as head coach in his absence.

Otago Cricket chief executive Ross Dykes asked media and public to respect the 53-year-old's right to privacy. "Vaughn is on sick-leave due to a stress-related condition," said Dykes.

"We all hope he makes a speedy recovery, and is able to return to full health as soon as possible. We are unable to make any further comment out of respect for his privacy."

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