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Geoffrey Boycott, former England captain, recovering after bypass surgery

Geoffrey Boycott’s daughter Emma made the announcement on her father’s official Twitter account that he had undergone a surgery on June 27 in Leeds and remained in the Cardiac Critical Care Unit for 10 days

cricket Updated: Jul 11, 2018 13:41 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
Geoffrey Boycott,England cricket team,BBC
Geoffrey Boycott played 108 Tests for England from 1964-1982, scoring 8,114 runs at 47.72. (Getty Images)

Former England cricket team captain Geoffrey Boycott has undergone a quadruple open heart bypass surgery last month in Leeds, and is currently recovering, his family has announced.

Boycott’s daughter Emma made the announcement on her father’s official Twitter account that he had undergone a surgery on June 27 in Leeds and remained in the Cardiac Critical Care Unit for 10 days.

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The family hopes that Boycott would be able to return to commentate for the BBC Test Match Special with the third Test between India and England, which begins on August 18 at Trent Bridge.

Emma, whose Twitter handle is @BabyBoycs wrote, “The surgeon says the operation was a success and has now allowed him home to recover from the invasive surgery. This will take some time so he will not be commentating at the start of the England v India Test match series but hopes to be back at work for the 3rd Test match at Nottingham.”

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The 77-year-old former cricketer played 108 Tests for England from 1964-1982, scoring 8,114 runs at 47.72. Boycott scored 22 centuries and 42 half-centuries.

Michael Vaughan extended his wishes to the former England batting great.

First Published: Jul 11, 2018 13:41 IST