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Father-son duo of Yograj and Yuvraj Singh have survived battles with cancer Photo courtesy: Bollywoodlife.com

Former England opener Michael Carberry became the latest entrant in the long list of cricketer who have suffered from cancer. Last evening it was confirmed that Carberry was diagnosed with the deadly disease and will require immediate treatment. Roughly about 30+ cricketers have suffered from one or the other form of cancer, have either survived the ordeal or given into the aliment. Many among the list include players who have battled cancer and have come out successfully to continue their normal way of life. Famous cricketers who have battled cancer are Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, former England opener Geoff Boycott, South African legend Graeme Pollock, and Australia former Test skipper Michael Clarke to name a few. ALSO READ: Carberry diagnosed with cancer, to undergo treatment after further tests

Maximum number of players have mainly suffered from skin and lung cancer. India’s Arun Lal survived one of the rarest form of cancer which is Cystic Carcinoma Cancer, he recently got it operated and have returned back to commentary. A total of eight England player’s have suffered from Cancer starting from Tony Greig, David Shepherd, Mike Denness, Fred Trueman, Boytcott, Carberry, John Emburey and Brian Statham. India is second on the list with 5 players in Yuvraj , Yograj (Son-father duo), Jai Prakash Yadav, Swaroop Kishen and Budhi Kunderan. Australia is next on the list with 4 players Clarke, Richie Benaud, Matthew Wade and Simon O’Donell.

Name Country Type of cancer
Sir Frank Worrell West Indies leukemia
Richie Benaud Australia skin cancer
Tony Greig England lung cancer
David Shepherd England lung cancer
Malcolm Marshall West Indies colon cancer
Yuvraj Singh India germ-cell
Mike Denness England / Scotland
Fred Trueman England lung cancer
Ken Wadsworth New Zealand melanoma
Martin Crowe New Zealand lymphoma
Budhi Kunderan India lung cancer
Graeme Pollock South Africa colorectal cancer
Arun Lal India cystic carcinoma
Hanif Mohammad Pakistan liver cancer
Paddy Clift Zimbabwe bone marrow cancer
Sekhar Sinha India n/a
Michael Clarke Australia skin cancer
Geoff Boycott England tumour
Roy Fredricks West Indies throat cancer
Michael Carberry England tumour
John Emburey England skin cancer
Clive Rice South Africa tumour
Robin Jackman South Africa throat cancer
Matthew Wade Australia testicular cancer
Dave Callaghan South Africa testicular cancer
Jai Prakash Yadav India tumour
Simon O’Donnell Australia lymphoma
Yograj Singh India throat cancer
Swaroop Kishen India n/a
Brian Statham England leukemia

Carberry has represented England in six Tests, five of which came during the 2013-14 Ashes series in Australia. He has also featured in six One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and one Twenty20 International (T20I).