The Star – Malaysia – LONDON (Reuters) – Former England captain Andrew Strauss is “stepping back” from his role as director of cricket while his wife is treated for cancer, the 41-year-old confirmed on Tuesday.

Summary

  • LONDON (Reuters) – Former England captain Andrew Strauss is “stepping back” from his role as director of cricket while his wife is treated for cancer, the 41-year-old confirmed on Tuesday.
  • Strauss’s wife Ruth was diagnosed in December and is entering a new period of more demanding treatment.
  • Speaking in a video on the England and Wales Cricket Board’s Twitter account, Strauss said he would be temporarily replaced by former England coach Andy Flower.
  • “He will keep a very steady hand on the tiller while I am away,” Strauss said.
  • “I need to step back and look after my wife and the family for a period of time.”


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