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Cricket: New Zealand great Crowe diagnosed with cancer

Auckland : New Zealand | Oct 16, 2012 at 3:39 PM PDT
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Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe, pictured in 1992, has been diagnosed with cancer

A shocking news for the cricket fans .Former NZ skipper Martin Crowe diagnosed with cancer.

The 50-year-old Crowe, one of New Zealand’s batting greats, was diagnosed with the ailment recently, a statement issued by his manager Louise Henderson said. He was diagnosed with lymphoma , a form of cancer that begins in immune system cells called lymphocytes.

Henderson did not provide details of how advanced Crowe's illness was, saying the family had requested privacy.

Martin Crowe says he is going to beat cancer.

Crowe, a cousin of Hollywood actor Russell Crowe, worked as a television commentator and coaching after retiring from the Black Caps , with an attempted comeback to first class cricket in Auckland last year to score the 392 runs he needed to tally 20,000 first-class runs but cut short by injury.

Crowe retired from international cricket in 1995 and is widely considered to be New Zealand's best ever batsman. He averaged a world class 45.46 from 77 Test matches and his 17 Test centuries is still a New Zealand record.

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