Andrew Strauss: England director of cricket to ‘step support’ whereas spouse has most cancers medication

Strauss finished a hundred Checks for England between 2004 and 2012

Andrew Strauss is to “step support” from his just as England’s director of cricket whereas his spouse is handled for most cancers.

His spouse, Ruth, grow to be as soon as diagnosed in December and is ready to enter a brand current length of medication.

The ancient England captain, forty one, said he’ll within the starting up be out of the just for 3 months and ancient England coach Andy Flower will temporarily retract over.

“He’ll again a in fact right hand on the tiller whereas I’m away,” Strauss said.

Strauss returned home early from the Ashes in December to be with his family when his spouse grow to be as soon as diagnosed with the illness.

The ancient England captain grow to be as soon as appointed to the just in Might perchance well per chance also 2015, lower than three years after retiring.

“I deserve to step support and leer after my spouse and the family for a length of time,” Strauss said.

Flower grow to be as soon as England technical director between 2009 and 2014 and at the moment coaches England Lions.

England play Pakistan and India in Take a look at and miniature-overs series this summer and additionally play a five-match one-day world series and one-off Twenty20 against Australia.

“We have a huge selection of issues we are specializing in over the following Twelve months and had been engaged on for a huge selection of months, none of this stuff replace with me being away,” Strauss said.

“All that happens is responsibility will get handed to assorted folks within the England cricket division and Andy Flower is the chase-to man on a day-to-day basis.

“The subject is for me to be out whereas the medication continues, which is ready to within the starting up be a three-month length – that’s the vogue we are impending it.

“These objects can bustle in a huge selection of assorted recommendations and we may perchance per chance also aloof be flexible.”

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