Emburey treated for skin cancer

"It's the result of playing cricket for so many years, not wearing a hat and not wearing sun cream"

“It’s the result of playing cricket for so many years, not wearing a hat and not wearing sun cream”

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Former England off-spinner John Emburey has undergone surgery after being diagnosed with skin cancer.

The 61-year-old, who represented England in 64 Tests and took 147 wickets, is expected to make a full recovery.

“It isn’t the most aggressive form or life-threatening,” he said. “They say it can be eliminated through surgery and there might not be a scar.

“It’s the result of playing cricket for so many years, not wearing a hat and not wearing sun cream.

“When I played, there wasn’t the same awareness of how much damage the sun can cause as there is now.”

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