Strauss steps down from England cricket director role

Monitoring, Oct 03 (INP) – Andrew Strauss announced on Wednesday that he is standing down as England s director of cricket following a period of compassionate leave.
Strauss s wife Ruth was diagnosed with cancer during the Ashes in December 2017 and he took a break from his position earlier this year after she began a new course of treatment.
The former Test captain, who had been in the post for three-and-a-half years, has told the England and Wales Cricket Board that he will not be returning to his role. He will take on a “flexible” position with the governing body.
Andy Flower, who has been standing in since May, will continue to hold the reins until December while recruitment of a permanent successor takes place.