Graham Thorpe: Illness, Heart Attack, Cancer, What’s Wrong

Graham Paul Thorpe, MBE is a former English cricketer who played for England internationally and Surrey domestically. A left-handed middle-order batsman and slip fielder, he appeared in 100 Test matches.

Graham Thorpe: Illness, Heart Attack, Cancer, What’s Wrong

Illness:

Graham Thorpe, the former England batter, is “seriously ill” in hospital, according to the Professional Cricketers’ Association.

Thorpe, 52, played 100 Tests for England between 1993 and 2005, scoring 16 centuries at an average of 44.66.

He was recently announced as Afghanistan’s new head coach after a decade of involvement in England’s coaching set-up, which ended this winter’s 4-0 Ashes defeat in Australia.

Heart Attack:

Thorpe, 52, had accepted the job of Afghanistan head coach following his departure from the England set-up after a 4-0 defeat in the Ashes, which took place in Australia in December and January.

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

“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.”

Cancer:

Graham Thorpe: Illness, Heart Attack, Cancer, What's Wrong

Graham Thorpe is currently in hospital after recently being taken seriously ill, his family have announced. The prognosis of the former England batsman and coach has been described as “unclear”.

The 52-year-old Thorpe was England’s batting coach until February, when he stepped down after Australia’s hugely unsuccessful Ashes tour.

He was appointed head coach of Afghanistan at the end of March, replacing Lance Klusener.

What’s wrong:

However, in a statement issued by his family, Thorpe is now undergoing treatment at the hospital after falling ill.

This statement was issued by the Professional Cricketers Association on Tuesday afternoon.

A statement issued at the request of Thorpe’s family from the PCA said: “Graham Thorpe has recently become seriously ill and is currently receiving treatment in hospital.

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