Martin Crowe dies aged 53

Martin Crowe was one of the premier batsmen of his generation © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

Martin Crowe, the former New Zealand captain, writer, broadcaster and mentor, has died in Auckland at the age of 53.

Crowe had suffered from lymphoma since 2012, and withdrew from public life in his final months.

“It is with heavy hearts that the family of Martin Crowe, MBE advise his death,” his family said in a statement.

“Diagnosed in September 2014 with terminal double hit lymphoma he passed away peacefully today, Thursday 3rd March in Auckland surrounded by family.

“The family request privacy at this time.”

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