PCA sends condolences after Worcestershire youngster tragically passes away.

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It is with great sadness that the PCA has been made aware of the passing of Worcestershire spinner Josh Baker.

The devasting news of the 20-year-old’s death will be felt by the cricketing family across the country and further afield.

Baker, a promising left-arm spinner and lower-order batter, played 47 times for Worcestershire and was twice capped at England U-19 level, playing against Sri Lanka in 2021.

Making his professional debut in 2021, his First-Class bow came against Warwickshire, lining up alongside PCA Chief Operating Officer, Daryl Mitchell. Baker took an impressive 70 wickets across all three formats and scored 525 runs.

PCA Chief Executive, Rob Lynch, said: “Everybody at the PCA is heartbroken to hear of Josh’s passing and we offer our sincere condolences to all his family, friends and teammates.

“Josh was a cricketer with his full career and life ahead of him and this news is impossible to comprehend.

“The PCA and the Professional Cricketers’ Trust are working to support Josh’s family, his teammates and all PCA members who are affected.

“Rest in peace, Josh.”