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Cricket: Crowe announces comeback at 48

Martin Crowe: The former New Zealand captain, has said that he is contemplating a return to first-class cricket 15 years after retiring from it. Crowe, 48, said he sees it as a means of self-motivation and a tool to get fit – and also an opportunity to score the 392 runs he needs to tally 20,000 first-class runs. He will first turn out for the Cornwall cricket club before deciding on plans to play for Auckland Central Districts. Crowe was forced to quit international cricket due to his bad knee, with few career goals still unfinished. “I’m happy with my career except for the fact that I finished on a downer, with an injury,” said Crowe. He added that he aspires to be fit like Shane Warne who retires from the IPL today.