Former England cricketer Graham Thorpe is seriously ill and is undergoing treatment at the hospital. The news has been confirmed by the Professional Cricketers Association.
Thorpe, 52, was recently named head coach of Afghanistan’s team after being sacked as England’s batting coach following the 0-4 Ashes defeat in Australia. He was supposed to join the Afghanistan team for the matches against Zimbabwe.
“He is fallen seriously ill and is currently admitted to hospital. His prognosis is unclear, and we ask for privacy for him and his family. Our prayers and thoughts are with his family,” read the statement shared by PCA.
Surrey Cricket has also shared their wishes for the legendary player. “The club’s thoughts 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.”
He represented England in 100 Tests, scoring 6,744 Test runs at an average of 44.66, including 16 hundreds and 39 half-centuries.