Former England Test batsman Michael Carberry diagnosed with cancer

London, July 15: Former England Test opening batsman Michael Carberry has been diagnosed with a tumour that is cancerous, his county side Hampshire has said.

The 35-year-old Carberry, who played 6 Tests and 6 One Day Internationals for England, will have further tests before treatment commences, Hampshire said in a statement on Thursday (July 14).

File photo: Michael Carberry (right) celebrates with team-mates Chris Jordan (centre) and Kevin Pietersen during a ODI against Australia in 2013

"Following recent reports about his health and now that he has spoken fully to his family, friends and team-mates, Hampshire Cricket can confirm that after a brief period of feeling unwell, a specialist has determined that Michael Carberry has a tumour that is cancerous," Hampshire county said.

"Further tests will be undertaken before the relevant treatment commences," it added.

Hampshire Cricket Chairman, Rod Bransgrove said, "Michael has been part of the Hampshire Cricket family for 10 years and on behalf of everyone at and associated with the Club, I would like to send him and his family our very best wishes at this very difficult time. 'Carbs' has taken on and beaten serious illness before and we will be doing all we can to make sure he does the same again this time."

He is grateful for the messages of support that he has received and hopes that he can focus on his treatment whilst the privacy of those close to him is respected, Hampshire said.

Carberry made his Test debut against Bangladesh in 2010. He last Test was against Australia in 2014.

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