Graham Thorpe is the head coach of Afghanistan.© Instagram
Ragged England batsman and assistant coach Graham Thorpe is “seriously in unhappy health” in scientific institution, the Reliable Cricketers’ Affiliation acknowledged on Tuesday. Thorpe, 52, had licensed the job of Afghanistan head coach following his departure from the England space-up after a 4-0 defeat in the Ashes, which took space in Australia in December and January. The PCA launched a assertion at the query of Thorpe’s household, which learn: “Graham Thorpe has no longer too long up to now fallen seriously in unhappy health and is for the time being in scientific institution receiving treatment.
“His prognosis is unclear at this stage and we inquire for privacy for him and his household today. Our thoughts are with Graham and his household.”
The Afghanistan Cricket Board confirmed Thorpe’s appointment in March.
An advanced left-handed batsman, Thorpe played 100 Take a look at fits for England, scoring 6,744 runs at an moderate of 44.66 and hitting 16 centuries. He also played 82 one-day internationals.
The used Surrey player coached in Australia, where he labored with gamers at the side of Steve Smith and David Warner at New South Wales, before joining the England and Wales Cricket Board as a batting coach.
Thorpe labored as assistant with the senior aspect below Trevor Bayliss and Chris Silverwood, stepping as much as handbook the personnel in the drawn Sydney Take a look at in early January as a result of Silverwood’s coronavirus diagnosis.
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