Allan Lamb
Allan Lamb (Image: Twitter)

Former England skipper Allan Lamb has revealed that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and he is currently one month into his treatment. Lamb was born in South Africa before moving to England to improve his career.

The 67-year-old made his debut for England in 1982, after playing for the first-class teams, Western Province and Northamptonshire. Since then, Lamb played in three World Cups for the country.

Taking to Twitter, Lamb revealed that he has been undergoing treatment for a month, also spreading awareness about the issue. He wrote: “I urge all men to go and get their PSA levels checked as prostate cancer so often goes undiagnosed. Having recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer, I have just completed a month of treatment. Put your egos aside-don’t be ignorant about your health @Vitality_UK @ProstateUK.

Here’s Allan Lamb’s tweet revealing the diagnosis:

Lamb moved to England following South Africa’s indefinite ban from cricket because of the government’s policy of Apartheid. He was named the Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1981. Soon after, Lamb made his debut for the English team in both ODI’s and Tests against India.

Allan Lamb
Allan Lamb (Image: Twitter)

He has played in three World Cups – 1983, 1987, and the 1992 World Cup. He was part of the strong England squad that entered the final of the 1992 World Cup, before losing to the Imran Khan-led Pakistan. Overall, he played 79 Tests, scoring 4656 runs at an average of 36.1. In ODI’s, he scored 4010 runs in 122 matches at an average of 39.3.

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