Martin Crowe battling cancer
Former New Zealand batsman and captain Martin Crowe has been diagnosed with lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system.
The 50-year-old hit 5,444 runs in 77 Tests, including a national record 17 centuries, and made 4,704 runs in 143 one-day internationals in a Black Cap career spanning from 1982 to 1995. The brother of fellow New Zealand Test skipper Jeff Crowe and cousin of Hollywood actor Russell Crowe, he played for Somerset between 1984 and 1988.
His manager, Louise Henderson, said: “Understandably the family have a number of issues to confront over the next couple of weeks; the diagnosis is very new, the family is still in shock and obviously dealing with the understanding that life as they know it for the unforeseeable future is different.”