Sports World: James Taylor forced to retire after discovery of serious heart...

Sports World: James Taylor forced to retire after discovery of serious heart condition


The Nottinghamshire and England batsman James Taylor continues to be made to retire from all cricket after it was uncovered that he’s a serious heart condition.

Taylor had to withdraw from Notts’ fixture against Cambridge University last week with what was believed to be a viral condition, but the team said on Tuesday that scans had revealed the 26-year old has ARVC (arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy).

The club said in a tweet: “We’re actually saddened to announce James Taylor has been made to retire through illness.”Taylor responded by tweeting: “Safe to express this is the toughest week of my life! My world is upside down. But I’m here to remain and I’m fighting with on!”

The 26-year-old’s condition can be said to be similar to that of the former footballer Fabrice Muamba who failed on the field in 2012. He requires an operation to fit a defibrillator, that may occur in the arriving days.

“Myself and all of James’ team-mates and colleagues are very sorry to hear this news, which comes as a big shock to us all,” Nottinghamshire’s manager of cricket, Mick Newell, told their web site.

Taylor has played seven Tests, last year, making his debut against South Africa at Headingley with a maximum score of 76, in the year 2012, against Pakistan in Sharjah in November. The first of his 27 one-day internationals was against Ireland in Dublin in August 2011.