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Serious heart condition ends James Taylor’s career at 26

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Apr 12, 2016, 3:18 pm IST
Updated Apr 12, 2016, 4:21 pm IST
It is both shocking and saddening to hear that James' career has been cut short in such a sudden and unexpected manner: Andrew Strauss.
''Specialist scans revealed yesterday (on Monday) that the 26-year-old has the very serious heart condition, ARVC (Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Arrhythmia),” said ECB's media release.
 ''Specialist scans revealed yesterday (on Monday) that the 26-year-old has the very serious heart condition, ARVC (Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Arrhythmia),” said ECB's media release.

Mumbai: In sad turn of events, England’s James Taylor had to end his cricketing career at the age of 26 following a serious heart condition, England and Wales Cricket Board announced it on Tuesday.

Taylor represented England in 7 Tests and 27 ODIs during his 5-year international career. He also led England during their tour to Ireland in 2015.

According to ECB media release, "Taylor originally withdrew from last week’s fixture against Cambridge MCCU with what was believed to be a viral condition.

However, specialist scans revealed yesterday (on Monday) that the 26-year-old has the very serious heart condition, ARVC (Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Arrhythmia).”

 

Former skipper and England’s Team Director Andrew Strauss said, "It is both shocking and saddening to hear that James' career has been cut short in such a sudden and unexpected manner.”

“Throughout his career, he has constantly impressed with his determination to make the absolute most of his ability, and it is immensely cruel that such a hard working player will be unable to fulfil his great potential in the international arena,” he added.

 

“The ECB will work closely with Nottinghamshire and together we will do everything possible to help James through this difficult period, and aid him in his recovery," concluded Strauss.

Taylor played for Nottinghamshire in County Cricket.

Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell added: "Myself and all of James’ teammates and colleagues are terribly sad to hear this news, which comes as a big shock to us all.

“He is a model professional, the most hard working I’ve ever known in cricket, making it all the more difficult to accept that his career has been cut short in this way.

“It goes without saying that he has the very best wishes of us all in terms of recovering from his operation, and that we are looking forward to seeing him back at Trent Bridge when he is fit and able.”

 

#WhenLifeGivesYouLemons... 🤒 thanks for all the messages everyone.

 

Posted by James Taylor on Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Taylor, meanwhile, is getting a lot of support after following what he termed as "the toughest week of my life".

 

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