Crowe is one of the greatest batsmen to have ever represented New Zealand
Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe has been diagnosed with lymphoma, which is a type of cancer that specifically targets the immune system.
Crowe’s condition is being reported as “very new” and that his family are still getting to grips with the news.
As of right now, there have been no details released about Crowe’s condition, how serious the cancer is or at what stage it is at.
Crowe’s manager and close family friend 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.”
The former captain is one of the greatest batsmen New Zealand ever produced, as he scored 5444 Test runs at an average of 45.36, with his highest score being 299, and 4704 ODI runs at an average of 38.55, with his highest score being 107 not out.
Crowe has also scored 19,608 first-class runs at an average of 56.02, where his highest recorded score was 299.
Crow represented New Zealand in 77 Test matches and 143 ODIs from 1982 till 1995, upon where he was forced to announce his retirement due to consistent knee issues.
Despite being 50-years-old, Crowe tried to restart his cricketing career once again last November, stating that it would encourage him to keep fit, but his plans to achieve 392 runs to get to 20,o00 first-class runs were dashed after just three balls when he pulled a thigh muscle while playing for Cornwall against Parnell.