England tour of India - Cricket: Thorpe returns home due to ~~personal problems~~
Published: Tuesday, December 11, 2001, 16:48 [IST]
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Ahemdabad: England captain Nasser Hussain's delight at calling correctly for the first time in 15 Tests was hampered by the news that star batsman Graham Thorpe will not be available for the rest of the series.The Surrey left-hander is returning home later on Tuesday for what the team management described as "personal problems".Thorpe, the mainstay of the inexperienced English batting line-up, hit 62 in the first Test at Mohali last week which India won by 10 wickets.