• Wednesday, April 24, 2024


Grieving Brook withdraws from IPL after grandmother’s death

Harry Brook of England during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup India 2023 against Australia at Narendra Modi Stadium on November 04, 2023 in Ahmedabad, India. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Pramod ThomasBy: Pramod Thomas

ENGLAND batter Harry Brook has withdrawn from this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) following the death of his grandmother, the 25-year-old said.

Brook pulled out of England’s recent 4-1 series defeat in India after his grandmother, whom he described as his “rock”, fell ill.

“Now that she has passed my family and I are grieving and I need to be around them,” the Delhi Capitals player said in a social media post on Wednesday.

“Over the last few years I have learned to prioritise my mental wellbeing and that of my family’s, honestly nothing is more important to me than my family.

“So whilst this may come as surprising to some, I know it’s the right decision for me,” he wrote.

“I’m young and hope to have many, many more years of cricket to come which I intend to make the absolute most of.”

Delhi bought Brook for £376,910 for this year’s IPL, which begins in Chennai on March 22.



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