Former England batter Graham Thorpe ‘seriously ill’ in hospital

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Former England batter and assistant coach Graham Thorpe is “seriously ill” in hospital, the Professional Cricketers’ Association has said.

Thorpe, 52, had accepted the job of Afghanistan head coach following his departure from the England set-up after this winter’s Ashes.

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.”

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