Graham Thorpe seriously ill in hospital as reported by the Professional Cricketers’ Association.

Former England batting coach Graham Thorpe has been ‘seriously ill’, as revealed by the Professional Cricket Association (PCA). The PCA has released a notice stating that the former beater is currently in the hospital, receiving treatment.

The PCA’s statement revealed that the prognosis remains unclear and asked fans to give Thorpe and his family privacy. Statement reads:

“Graham Thorpe has recently become critically ill and is currently being treated in hospital. His prognosis is unclear at this stage and we request that privacy is maintained for him and his family at this time. Hey. Our thoughts are with Graham and his family.”

All our thoughts are with Graham Thorpe and his family. We are with you, Thorpey

England Cricket and Surrey Cricket Twitter controllers sent their thoughts to the veteran, wishing him a speedy and complete recovery.

Surrey’s Twitter handle posted:

“Everyone’s thoughts at the Club are with Graham, his wife Amanda and his family at this time. He is an icon of the British game, known to millions of cricket fans and forever will be. Surrey CCC’s favorite son.”

Graham Thorpe was recently appointed head coach of Afghanistan

Meanwhile, the former Surrey tennis player recently joined the Afghan men’s team as their head coach. The 52-year-old’s appointment comes after he stepped down as England manager in February 2022 following the team’s poor performance at the Ashes Down Under.

Thorpe was the lead coach on the fourth Test of the series in Sydney as Chris Silverwood was quarantined after contracting the COVID-19 virus.

Former British middleweight player Graham Thorpe has been appointed the new head coach of our national men’s cricket team. He will take on the role of head coach ahead of Afghanistan’s upcoming international events.

The former middleweight player began his coaching career in Australia, working with icons like Steve Smith and David Warner in New South Wales before joining the England team as batting coach.

The 52-year-old played 100 tests and 82 ODIs between 1993-2005, hitting a decorated red ball record. He’s done 6744 runs at 44.66 in 16 centuries.

During his 17-year first-class career, nampaw accumulated 21937 runs in 341 games with a score of 45.04 with 49 centuries to his name.


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