Former England and Yorkshire batsman Geoffrey Boycott is recovering from quadruple heart bypass surgery, his family have announced today.

In a statement posted on her father's official Twitter account Emma Boycott said the 77-year-old had the procedure in Leeds on June 27, and spent 10 days in the Cardiac Critical Care Unit.

"The surgeon says the operation was a success and has now allowed him home to recover from the invasive surgery. This will take some time so he will not be commentating at the start of the England v India Test match series but hopes to be back at work for the 3rd Test match at Nottingham," the statement posted by @BabyBoycs read.