Former England batting coach Graham Thorpe has fallen ‘critically unwell’, as revealed by the Professional Cricketers Association (PCA). The PCA issued an announcement saying that the previous batter is at the moment within the hospital, present process remedy.
The PCA assertion revealed that the prognosis stays unclear and requested followers to present Thorpe and his household privateness. The assertion learn:
“Graham Thorpe has recently fallen seriously ill and is currently in hospital receiving treatment. His prognosis is unclear at this stage and we ask for privacy for him and his family at this time. Our thoughts are with Graham and his family.”
England Cricket and Surrey Cricket’s Twitter handles have despatched their ideas to the veteran, wishing him a speedy and full restoration.
Surrey’s Twitter deal with posted:
“The thoughts of everyone at the Club are with Graham, his wife Amanda, and family at this time. He is an icon of the English game, known by millions of cricket fans and forever a favorite son of Surrey CCC.”
Graham Thorpe was just lately appointed as Afghanistan’s head coach
Meanwhile, the previous Surrey batter just lately joined the Afghanistan males’s group as their head coach. The 52-year-old’s appointment got here after he resigned as England’s batting coach in February of 2022 following the facet’s poor efficiency within the Ashes Down Under.
Thorpe was the stand-in head coach through the fourth Test of the collection in Sydney when Chris Silverwood was in isolation after contracting the COVID-19 virus.
The former middle-order batter started his teaching profession in Australia, working with icons like Steve Smith and David Warner in New South Wales earlier than becoming a member of England’s ranks because the batting coach.
The 52-year-old performed 100 Tests and 82 ODIs between 1993-2005, having fun with a embellished red-ball document. He made 6744 runs at 44.66 with 16 centuries.
In his 17-year first-class profession, the southpaw amassed 21937 runs in 341 video games at 45.04 with 49 centuries to his title.