Cricket News 2022: Former English cricketer Graham Thorpe receives treatment in hospital

Former British cricketer Graham Thorpe is receiving treatment in hospital after becoming “seriously ill,” his family revealed on Tuesday.

Former British cricketer Graham Thorpe is receiving treatment in hospital after becoming “seriously ill,” his family revealed on Tuesday.

The 52-year-old, who represented England in 100 test matches between 1993 and 2005, was recently named head coach of men’s Afghanistan.

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“Graham Thorpe recently became seriously ill and is currently in hospital under treatment,” the Professional Cricketers’ Association said in a statement on behalf of Thorpe’s family.

“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.”

Thorpe served as England’s men’s batting coach from 2010-2022 before stepping down from the role in February following last summer’s tumultuous Ashes tour.

He led England during the New Years test at SCG after coach Chris Silverwood tested positive at Covid-19 – it was the only match in the five-test series that England did not lose.

Thorpe’s coaching career began in New South Wales where he worked with the likes of Steve Smith and David Warner before accepting a role with the England and Wales Cricket Board.

Thorpe has represented England on 182 occasions, including 82 ODI matches, after making his international debut in 1993.

The left-handed hitter scored 6744 test runs with 16 centuries and 39 fifties, averaging 44.66 with a career record of 200 not eliminated against New Zealand in 2002.

Thorpe marked a century on his testing debut, scoring an unbeaten 114 against Australia at Trent Bridge in the third game of the 1993 Ashes series.

He also boasts an impressive first-class career with Surrey, scoring 21,937 points in 341 appearances for the county.

“Everyone’s thoughts at the club are with Graham, his wife Amanda and family right now,” the Surrey County Cricket Club said in a statement.

“He is an icon of the English game, known to millions of cricket fans and forever a favorite child of the Surrey CCC.”

Originally published as ‘Seriously ill’: Former British cricketer Graham Thorpe receives treatment in hospital

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