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Former England opener Michael Carberry diagnosed with cancer

Michael Carberry
England batsman Michael Carberry leaves the field. (Photo by GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

England and Hampshire opening batsman Michael Carberry has been diagnosed with a cancerous tumour, Hampshire county cricket club said on Thursday. The 35-year-old was sent for tests after missing this week’s County Championship match against Warwickshire because he felt unwell. Hampshire said that they need to carry out further tests before receiving treatment. Hampshire chairman Rod Bransgrove said: “I would like to send him and his family our very best wishes at this very difficult time.”

Hampshire said that they need to carry out further tests before receiving treatment. Hampshire chairman Rod Bransgrove said: “I would like to send him and his family our very best wishes at this very difficult time.”

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“Michael has been part of the Hampshire Cricket family for 10 years and on behalf of everyone at and associated with the club, I would like to send him and his family our very best wishes at this very difficult time,” said chairman Rod Bransgrove.

“‘Carbs’ has taken on and beaten serious illness before and we will be doing all we can to make sure he does the same again this time.” he added

Earlier, the left-hander Carberry missed an England Performance Program tour in late 2010 and part of the 2011 season because of blood clots on a lung. He was Alastair Cook’s opening partner on the Ashes tour of 2013-14. He averaged 28.10 in that series and lost his place in the fallout from the Ashes whitewash.

He averaged 28.75 in six Tests for England with 345 runs against his name. He played his last Test match against Australia in early 2014. He played his last international match against Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street on 25th May 2014, which was a One Day International (ODI) match.

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Former Hampshire team-mate and Australian spin legend Shane Warne had warm words for Carberry:

Former England captain Michael Vaughan was also among the cricketers to pay tribute:

Former England team-mate Ian Bell sent Carberry his best wishes

Lord’s, the ‘home of cricket’ tweeted their message to Michael Carberry:

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