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BCCI tells media to respect Yuvraj's privacy

February 06, 2012 15:37 IST

The Indian Cricket Board said it would issue regular health updates of World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh, who is being treated for lung cancer in the United States, and pleaded with the media to respect the ailing player's privacy.

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"Yuvraj Singh is presently undergoing treatment for his medical condition. The BCCI wishes him a speedy recovery," BCCI Secretary Sanjay Jagdale said in a statement issued on Monday.

"The BCCI is in touch with Yuvraj's family members. They have been inundated with calls from the media over the past few days. His family values the affection and concern the media has for Yuvraj.

"The Board would like to appeal to the media to respect the privacy of Yuvraj and his family members, at this critical juncture," he added.

Yuvraj -- Player of the Tournament in the World Cup last year with 362 runs, 15 wickets and four Man-of-the-Match awards -- has been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy at the Cancer Research Institute in Boston.

The 30-year-old left-hander has been in US since last month getting treatment for what was earlier claimed to be a tumour in the lungs by his family.

His physiotherapist Dr Jatin Chaudhary has, however, assured that the ailment is curable and the batsman would be fit to resume cricket in May.

The news of Yuvraj's ailment sparked off massive media coverage on Sunday.

"Periodic media releases regarding his health status will be issued by the BCCI," Jagdale said.

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