Andrew Strauss has announced he is standing down as England's director of cricket to look after his wife, who has cancer.
Strauss' wife Ruth was diagnosed with cancer during the Ashes in December 2017 and he took a break from his position at the start of the summer after she began a new course of treatment.
The former Test captain, who has been in post for three-and-a-half years, has now informed the England and Wales Cricket Board he will not be returning to his role but will take on a 'flexible' position with the governing body.
Andrew Strauss has announced he is standing down as England's director of cricket
Andy Flower, who has been standing in on an interim basis since May, will continue to hold the reins until December, while recruitment