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Ramprakash to divorce wife after his extra marital affair comes to light

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London, Apr 17 (ANI): England's cricketer of Indian origin Mark Ramprakash is all set to separate from his wife, after his affair with a single mother was revealed.

The former England batsman, 40, and Vandana, 39, have released a statement to say their 17-year marriage is over.

Ramprakash flew home from a cricket tournament in Abu Dhabi last month for 'personal reasons'. statement from the couple's lawyers released today described the split as amicable, The Sun reports.

"Mark Ramprakash and his wife Vandana Ramprakash are to divorce. They are both sad about this and are agreeing to an amicable parting. Their priority is the well being of their two daughters," the statement said.

It said the split was a private matter, adding: "Neither party will make any further statement."

The Strictly Come Dancing winner, who waltzed to victory in 2006 with partner Karen Hardy, was hit by revelations about his cheating while starring on the show.

Vandana who had sat in the audience every week was left reeling when it emerged he had had an affair with Sadia Saleem.

After admitting cheating Ramprakash said he was distraught at the grief he had caused his wife and family.

Mark and Vandana battled to try to save the marriage before announcing they were separating in December 2007. (ANI)

Story first published: Saturday, April 17, 2010, 14:03 [IST]
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