Ex-Windies star Julien battles throat cancer

Published: Saturday, January 22, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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London:Former West Indies Test all-rounder Bernard Julien is battling throat cancer, according to a newspaper report.

The 54-year-old has been given a 90-percent chance of beating the disease.

"I want to live. It is life you are talking about," Julien told the Trinidad Express newspaper. "I want to beat this thing. I am not giving up."

Julien, who also played English county cricket for Kent, was a left-arm fast bowler and respected right-hand batsman.

In his 24 Test match career, Julien claimed 50 wickets and scored 866 runs.

He also hit two Test centuries and was a member of the West Indian side that won the first World Cup in 1975.

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