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Ex New Zealand Captain Martin Crowe dies of cancer

... Editorial Team

Former New Zealand cricketer and captain Martin Crowe has died of cancer at the age of 53. Martin had been suffering from lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system, for a second time.

Martin received the all-clear from the disease in 2012 but confirmed in September 2014 that the cancer  had returned.

Auckland-born Crowe is widely regarded as one of New Zealand's best players, scoring 17 centuries and 5,444 runs in 77 Tests at an average of 45.36.Crowe captained the Kiwis in 16 Test matches and his highest score was 299 against Sri Lanka in Wellington in 1991.

He was player of the tournament at the 1992 World Cup, scoring 456 runs in nine matches.