Cancer-stricken Crowe promises to cheer on Black Caps

File photo of New Zealand cricket great, Martin Crowe, bowling during the Hong Kong Int'l Cricket Sixes, in 1992New Zealand great Martin Crowe has vowed not even life-threatening cancer will stop him from being among an expected capacity crowd at Auckland’s Eden Park on Saturday to watch the Black Caps face Australia in an eagerly-anticipated World Cup clash. “For me, it will be the only (World Cup) game I get to, and it’s almost like a bookend to my cricketing life, to be there on Saturday and watch these boys,” Crowe told the Dominion Post. Crowe, who played 77 Tests and 143 one-day internationals, hit a match-winning century to help New Zealand beat Australia at the same venue on their way to a semi-final finish in the 1992 World Cup. Crowe, one of the finest batsmen of his generation, said the current crop of New Zealand players were doing him proud.

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