The Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA) announced on Tuesday that former England batsman and assistant coach Graham Thorpe is “very sick” in hospital.
After England’s humiliating 4-0 loss in the Ashes series in Australia in December and January, Thorpe, 52, accepted the position of Afghanistan’s head coach.
Thorpe’s family asked the PCA to put out a statement stating that “Graham Thorpe has lately been extremely unwell and is currently in hospital.”
“At this moment, the prognosis for him and his family is unclear, therefore we ask that you respect their privacy. My heart goes out to Graham’s family.”
“We stand with Graham, his family, and friends in this critical circumstance,” the Afghanistan Cricket Board said Tuesday.
“Graham and his family are in the prayers of the Afghan people and the ACB for a speedy recovery.”
“Favourite son” Graham Thorpe, a former Surrey player, has died. “The thoughts of everyone at the club are with Graham, his wife Amanda, and family at this time,” the Oval-based county announced on Twitter.
“He will always be a beloved son of Surrey CCC and a cricket icon in the eyes of millions of English cricket fans.”
England cricketer Thorpe, a brilliant left-handed batsman, scored 6,744 runs at an average of 44.66 and made 16 hundred in 100 Test matches. In addition, he played in 82 one-day matches.
New South Wales’ Steve Smith and David Warner were some of the players Thorpe tutored in Australia before joining the England and Wales Cricket Board.
When Trevor Bayliss and Chris Silverwood were unable to lead the senior side in the drawn Sydney Test early in January due to Silverwood’s coronavirus diagnosis, he stepped up to take charge of the team as an assistant.
Graham Thorpe post-England:
It took the left-hander just two more months before he decided to call it a career in English county cricket as well.
Later that year, he took a job as the batting coach for the New South Wales Blues. When Matthew Mott was elevated to coach, he was recognized as the region’s assistant coach.
He appeared on BBC Radio 5’s Test Match Special during England’s tour of India in 2007, as well as Sky Sports’ highlights coverage.
As England’s batting coach, he contributed a monthly feature to the cricket magazine SPIN World Cricket Monthly.
Thorpe resigned as England Test coach after 12 years after the team had won only one of their previous 17 games.
Who is Graham Thorpe’s wife?
Nicky’s ex-husband Graham married a woman named Amanda following their divorce.
Thorpe’s marital problems had been widely publicized in the tabloids, and this may have contributed to his decline in performance.
It is not known how the two met or what she works for a living in his present relationship.
What has been said?
To express their condolences to Graham Thorpe and his family, the Players’ Committee for Athletic Accreditation (PCA) joined the PCA in taking to social media. Thorpey, we’re here for you.
“The thoughts of everyone at the Club are with Graham, his wife Amanda, and family at this time,” remarked Graham’s old County Surrey teammates. “He will always be regarded as a beloved son of Surrey CCC and an English cricket hero by the millions of fans who know and love him.”
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