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Martin Crowe: Ex-New Zealand captain says cancer has returned

Published on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 16:45
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Martin 410px 14 09 17Crowe, 51, was diagnosed with lymphoma,  a cancer of the immune system, in October 2012 and initially overcame the disease last year.

But on Wednesday he wrote on Twitter:  "After a brilliant year of self discovery and recovery I have more work to do. My friend & tough taskmaster Lymphoma is back to teach me."

Crowe played 77 Tests - 16 as captain - between 1982 and 1995.

He is the second highest run scorer in New Zealand history, with 5,444 runs at an average of 45.36.

He scored 17 centuries - a New Zealand record - before retiring at the age of 33 with a knee injury.

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Last Updated on Friday, 26 September 2014 11:42