Giles heads home from Ashes tour

Ashley Giles is flying home from England’s Ashes tour of Australia to be with his wife who is suffering from a potentially serious illness.

Middlesex off-spinner Jamie Dalrymple has been named as Giles replacement. Dalrymple is already in Australia with the Academy squad.

England coach Duncan Fletcher said “The thoughts of all the players and management are with Ashley and Stine at such a difficult time.”

“It is typical of Ashley that he has dealt with this in such a professional manner, and we wish Stine a speedy recovery.”

“There is no chance of Ashley coming back to join us at this stage.”

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