20 January 2021
Glenn McGrath's Wife Loses Cancer Battle Aged 42
Cricket Australia has this morning announced the sad news of the death of Glenn McGrath's wife Jane at the age of 42 following a long battle with cancer. She had undergone surgery earlier in the year but complications set in and she died with Glenn and her two children, James and Holly, at her side at her home. Jane McGrath has left a lasting legacy through the McGrath Foundation, an organisation that is providing thousands of women hope - and support - in their fight against breast cancer. Cricket Australia Chief Executive Officer James Sutherland said that all of Australian cricket was saddened to learn that Jane McGrath had died. "On behalf of Cricket Australia, but also I am sure of cricket fans everywhere, I offer our sincere condolences to Glenn, James and Holly, as well as to Jane's broader family and many friends," he said. "Jane was well-known, loved and admired throughout Australian cricket and was one of the most respected and admired members of the Australian cricket team family group during Glenn McGrath's playing days. "All of us who met her were charmed by her dignity and good humour as she tackled her battle with her illness for more than 10 years. "We also greatly respected the work she and Glenn did through their Foundation, work which brought and will continue to bring tangible comfort to so many others. "It was typical of her to set aside her own concerns and to offer so much energy and hope to others touched by breast cancer."