Crowe suffers cancer relapse

The 51-year-old was first diagnosed with lymphoma in October 2012 and although he managed to overcome the disease last year, he took to Twitter to admit he has suffered a relapse.

"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," he said.

Crowe made 77 Test appearances for New Zealand over 14 years, scoring a national record 17 centuries, before having to retire at the age of 33 with a knee injury.

  Martin Crowe took to Twitter to reveal his cancer has returned
Martin Crowe took to Twitter to reveal his cancer has returned