Sounds like he should persuade her to leave that manager quickly. I don't understand why you'd 'reward' a magazine for publishing a photo like that of you with an interview the next week. And all that 'women's rights' stuff I think is pretty icky from someone who basically makes her money from the fact that blokes drool over her.
That said, I don't think he was really right to leave, but given he wanted to leave I think the team were right to let him, it's only fair if he feels he has to go. Though I would be very surprised if he misses a test match.