ENGLAND cricket management have hinted that WG Grace could be recalled to the international scene.
The former Gloucestershire batsman has not played for his country since dying in 1915.
But with England failing in Australia, the clamour is mounting for the bearded 167-year-old to make an unexpected return from the grave.
An ECB spokesman said: “Everybody knows the qualities that WG brings to any team he plays for. I don’t think the fact he is buried in a cemetery in Bromley should be any barrier to getting into the current England side.
“The deceased issue has been blown out of all proportion by the media.”
Piers Morgan, a long-time top mate of WG, took to Twitter to back the decomposed all-rounder: “Time to shed prejudice against dead. If you are good enough you are alive enough.”