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Keith Bradshaw faces another cancer fight

Daniel Brettig

May 8, 2013

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Keith Bradshaw at Lord's, October 2006
Keith Bradshaw was CEO of the MCC, before moving to the South Australian Cricket Association © Marylebone Cricket Club
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Keith Bradshaw, the South Australian Cricket Association chief executive, has suffered a recurrence of the cancer he battled during his former role as CEO of the MCC in London.

Currently off work due to an unrelated medical complaint, Bradshaw is set to undergo a fresh round of treatment for multiple myolema, a form of bone marrow cancer.

"I am touched by the very generous comments made by so many colleagues here in Australia and overseas," Bradshaw said. "I see this as part of the ongoing process of living with myeloma. And assisted by modern medicine, and with the love and support of my family and friends, just like last time I expect to be back bowling 20 overs uphill into the wind again in no time."

Widely respected for his capable stewardship of Lord's and now the SACA, Bradshaw was first afflicted in 2008 and 2009 during his time at the MCC. He kept working during most of the term of his treatment, and intends to do so again this time around.

Having undergone chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant Bradshaw told the London Telegraph in April 2009 that the cancer had gone into remission, with the proviso that "it could come back in two months or 20 years".

Bradshaw left Lord's in 2011 and took up the job at SACA, where he has helped oversee Adelaide Oval's redevelopment as an AFL stadium with drop-in pitches, which will host their first Test match during the Ashes series against England in December.

Friends of Bradshaw have set-up an appeal fund to aid the costs of his medical treatment. Donations can be made to the Keith Bradshaw Appeal, Wellington Hospital, Wellington Place, London NW8 9LE.

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Posted by CricketPervert on (May 9, 2013, 5:53 GMT)

All the best Keith, ben great to see you fully recovered and back at the SACA

Posted by Mary_786 on (May 9, 2013, 1:42 GMT)

Good luck Keith, our prayers are with you and your family

Posted by   on (May 8, 2013, 12:26 GMT)

What awful news. Keith has been a really terrific here in Adelaide since taking on the job. He is friendly, helpful and the acme of what a cricket official should be. I wish hi a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him in and around Adelaide Oval fully recovered very soon

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Daniel Brettig Assistant editor Daniel Brettig had been a journalist for eight years when he joined ESPNcricinfo, but his fascination with cricket dates back to the early 1990s, when his dad helped him sneak into the family lounge room to watch the end of day-night World Series matches well past bedtime. Unapologetically passionate about indie music and the South Australian Redbacks, Daniel's chief cricketing achievement was to dismiss Wisden Almanack editor Lawrence Booth in the 2010 Ashes press match in Perth - a rare Australian victory that summer.
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