Former Hampshire, Middlesex and England spinner Shaun Udal diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease

Shaun Udal has revealed he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

Tuesday, 23rd April 2019, 2:51 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd April 2019, 2:58 pm
Shaun Udal. Picture by Steve Reid (062629-34)

The former Hampshire, Middlesex and England spinner is currently a month into treatment.

The 50-year-old took to social media to announce the news regarding his health.

But Udal is determined to fight the disease with ‘every breath in his body.’

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In a Twitter post, he wrote: ‘Just 2 clarify & get it out in the open after lots of rumours & questions – yes I have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

‘I’m a month in 2 treatment, which I’m hoping will do the trick & calm the shaking arm & other problems down.

‘There’s always someone worse off, thx #allgood.

‘Thanks for the messages re-Parkinson’s, very much appreciated and I will fight it with every breath in my body #nevergivein.’

Udal started his career at Hampshire, spending 18 years with the county.

The 50-year-old also featured for England, making four Test and 10 ODI appearances.

Udal finished his first-class career at Middlesex before retiring in 2010.