Andy Flower stands in as England director with Andrew Strauss on leave

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• Strauss takes compassionate leave to support wife
• Flower is handed charge for the summer

Andrew Strauss is to take a summer-long break from his role as director of England cricket with Andy Flower stepping into the breach as a temporary replacement.

The former England captain’s wife, Ruth, was diagnosed with cancer last December and is due to begin a new treatment at the end of this week. With that in mind, Strauss has been granted a period of compassionate leave to offer his full support.

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Written by Ali Martin
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/may/22/andrew-strauss-andy-flower-england-compassionate-leave under the title “Andy Flower stands in as England director with Andrew Strauss on leave”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.