The CPA is very saddened to hear of the passing of New Zealand cricketing great Martin Crowe.
Martin is still regarded as our greatest ever batsman and he will be greatly missed by the cricketing community in New Zealand and around the world. All our members will be deeply affected on this sad day, particularly those who he played alongside and those current players that he has mentored in recent years.
There is no doubt that Martin had a significant impact on the game in New Zealand through his brilliant playing career, his innovative captaincy, role in broadcasting, and his coaching and mentoring of players post his retirement from playing. Martin's passion for cricket was never in question and his influence will be everlasting.
CPA Patron and former New Zealand Test captain, Barry Sinclair said "We've lost one of the greatest players from our game - a person whose impact on cricket will last as long as the many memories we have of his wonderful on-field performances.
CPA CEO, Heath Mills said "On behalf of the members of the CPA, we extend our deepest sympathies to Martin's family, particularly Lorraine and his close friends.
"This is a sad day for cricket in New Zealand. We have lost one of our greatest ever players and a true legend of the game.
Crowe had suffered from lymphoma since 2012.