Players from India and UAE offers a minutes silence in memory of Martin Crowe
Martin Crowe goes airbourne as he cuts a ball towards the boundary during day five of the 4th Cornhill Test between England and New Zealand at the Oval in 1983. (Courtesy: Getty Images)

March 3, 2016 will be remembered as one of cricket’s saddest days in cricket. Cricket lost one of its greatest exponents in Martin Crowe, who lost the battle to cancer at the age of 53. The former New Zealand skipper’s untimely demise brought upon a grief to the cricket world.

Tributes poured in from all over the world and ahead of the start of India’s game against UAE in the ongoing Asia Cup T20 2016, we saw players from both sides, ground staff and match officials spend a minutes silence in remembrance of Crowe.

Crowe’s elder brother Jeff showed great courage and continued with his job of officiating the tournament as match referee. The above picture shows players and staff observing the minute’s silence.