7 Jan 2015

Crowe looks to Cricket World Cup

2:01 pm on 7 January 2015

Seriously-ill former New Zealand cricket captain Martin Crowe says he plans to be well enough for the ICC Cricket World Cup.

Martin Crowe during an open media briefing at Eden Park on 7 January.

Martin Crowe during an open media briefing at Eden Park on 7 January. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Crowe is shunning traditional medical treatment like chemotherapy as he fights a rare form of lymphoma.

He has also stopped seeing an oncologist.

Crowe described his illness as brutal but said he made peace with the blood disease a couple of years ago.

He was speaking to reporters on Auckland's Eden Park pitch to urge the country to embrace the cricket tournament next month.

Crowe said the Cricket World Cup would be a "hell of a show" and he was predicting a New Zealand-South Africa final.

Eden Park will host a semi-final in the competition, which is being shared by New Zealand and Australia.

Crowe said he would be going to all of the games at the venue in Auckland.

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