Tributes flow at Martin Crowe funeral

Cricketing greats honoured Martin Crowe at an emotional funeral for New Zealand’s greatest batsman Friday, with his cousin, Hollywood star Russell Crowe, acting as a pallbearer
Tributes flow at Martin Crowe funeral
Martin Crowe’s wife at his funeral on Friday

Auckland

About 1,000 mourners packed Auckland’s Holy Trinity Cathedral to remember Crowe, who died on March 4 aged 53 after a long battle with cancer. 
The batsman’s brother Jeff, himself a former Black Caps captain, said the family had been touched by the outpouring of grief from across the cricketing world. He was in Bangladesh on umpiring duties when Martin died and said there were heartfelt tributes from many involved in the game, including “a new Indian cricket generation”. 
“It had never really dawned on me... what a huge splash he made, what a true inspiration he was,” Crowe senior told the service.

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