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Graham Thorpe: Former England player and manager ‘seriously ill’ in hospital

Ancient England player and coach Graham Thorpe is “seriously ill” in the hospital, the Association of Professional Cricketers said.

Thorpe, 52, had accepted the post of Afghanistan head coach after leaving the England squad following the ashes this winter.

The PCA released a statement at the request of Thorpe’s family, which read: “Graham Thorpe recently became seriously ill and is currently in hospital receiving treatment.

“His prognosis is unclear at this time and we request confidentiality for him and his family at this time. Our thoughts are with Graham and his family.”

Former Surrey southpaw Thorpe was recognized as one of the finest English players of his generation, playing exactly 100 Tests and scoring 16 centuries before retiring in 2005.

He then began a coaching career in Australia, where he worked with Steve Smith and David Warner in New South Wales, before joining the England and Wales Cricket Board as a batting coach.

He worked as an assistant with the senior team under Trevor Bayliss and Chris Silverwood, stepping up to lead the team in the Sydney test this winter against Australia due to Silverwood’s coronavirus diagnosis.

England drew to avoid a serial smear. Thorpe left his role when Ashes ended but signaled his intention to stay on the international stage by accepting the post in Afghanistan in March.

Graham Thorpe: Former England player and manager ‘seriously ill’ in hospital

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