McGrath rushed home to be with ailing wife Jane

Published: Wednesday, April 2, 2003, 20:35 [IST]
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Sydney: Premier fast bowler Glenn McGrath would return home from Australia's cricket tour of the West Indies to be with his ill wife, the Australian Cricket Board (ACB) said on Wednesday. The ACB said McGrath was granted leave to return home after he received medical advice about his wife, Jane, on Wednesday. The ACB said it could not yet say how long McGrath would be home and whether a replacement player would be required. The Board said more details were expected to be known within the next 48 hours. McGrath was scheduled to leave London on Wednesday for Australia and said through the ACB that he would not be available to speak to the media upon his arrival in Sydney. The Australian team leaves London on Wednesday and is scheduled to arrive in Georgetown, Guyana, late on Wednesday local time. Copyright AFP 2001

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