Former New Zealand fast bowler Hadlee diagnosed with bowel cancer

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    Sir Richard Hadlee (right) is New Zealand’s leading Test wicket-taker

    Former New Zealand fast bowler Sir Richard Hadlee has been diagnosed with bowel cancer.

    A statement released by New Zealand Cricket on behalf of Hadlee’s wife Lady Dianne said the 66-year-old has had surgery to remove a tumour.

    “As a safeguard, further treatment in the form of chemotherapy will commence shortly and last for a few months,” the statement added.

    “It is expected that, in time, he will have a full recovery.”

    View the original article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/44463463

    Hadlee, 66, is regarded as one of New Zealand’s finest cricketers having taken 431 wickets in 86 Tests.

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