24-year-old New Zealand cricketer gets cancer, career at stake


new Delhi: The career of New Zealand First Class cricketer Andrew Hazeldine has suffered a major setback as he succumbed to Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. This is a type of cancer that affects the immune system. Tej Ballabad was diagnosed with the disease in September 2020.

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News of relief between shocks
It is a matter of relief that this disease of his is in the initial stage and Andrew is getting very fast. It is expected that he will be able to play domestic cricket from the next season. Significantly, he plays first-class cricket for the Canterbury team, he made his debut in March 2018 on behalf of this team.

Best record in domestic cricket
The left-arm pacer has taken 35 wickets in 15 first class matches, his best bowling figure being 5/33. Apart from this, he has taken 21 wickets in 16 List-A games. He has played the only T20 match for the Canterbury Kings team.

Canterbury cricket in support
Canterbury Cricket’s high performance manager Marty Croy has expressed regret over Hazledine’s condition. He said, this is obviously a disappointing situation for the endu and our prayers are with him and his family. We will continue to support him during his treatment and recovery. Hopefully we will see him as a healthy player next year.

Second player got a chance
Burnside West team paceman Jackson Latham will replace Andrew Hazledine in the Canterbury squad. To this, Latham said, ‘This is an unfortunate situation, but I am thankful for this opportunity and I will focus completely on cricket. Last season taught me to be patient.


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