Andrew Strauss resigns as England Director of Cricket
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Andrew Strauss resigns as England Director of Cricket

London, Oct 3: Former England captain Andrew Strauss has announced his resignation as England's Director of Cricket after three and a half years in the role.

Strauss stepped back from carrying out the role full-time time earlier in the summer to spend more time with his family. Andy Flower, who has filled in for Strauss for the last four months, is to continue as the interim Director of Cricket until December when a successor is hoped to have been found.

Strauss's wife, Ruth, was diagnosed with cancer in December 2017, an ICC report on Wednesday said. In a statement explaining the decision, Strauss said, "After three and a half incredible years with the ECB, I have taken the difficult decision to step down from my role as Director of England Cricket. (UNI)