James Taylor forced to quit cricket due to serious heart problem


England’s middle order batsman, James Taylor has been forced to retire from all types of cricket early in his career at a young age of 26 years due to serious heart condition, ARVC (Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Arrhythmia).

James Taylor represented England in seven test matches in which his highest score was 76 runs against Pakistan in the UAE. Taylor was supposed to play in the County Championship for Nottinghamshire, but, he withdrew due to health issues.

The Midlands County made the statement on its website on Tuesday that “specialist scans revealed yesterday (Monday) that the 26-year-old has the very serious heart condition, ARVC (Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Arrhythmia).”

On the other hand, James Taylor conveyed the message to his fans via Twitter, he tweeted, “Safe to say this has been the toughest week of my life! My world is upside down. But I’m here to stay and I’m battling on! #lifestooshort.”

James Taylor is the son of a jockey, he made his first class debut for Leicestershire in 2008. The short statured middle order batsman took four years to make his way to the national team. He made his debut against South Africa in Headley.

Taylor had become a key batsman for England in the recent times, he also scored a century in the limited order cricket against Australia at Old Trafford in September.

England team director said in a statement, “It is both shocking and saddening to hear that James’ career has been cut short in such a sudden and unexpected manner,”

He went on to say, “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.

“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.”

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