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NZ Cricketer Chris Cairns No Longer On Life Support

After undergoing second emergency surgery in Sydney for a heart ailment, former New Zealand allrounder Chris Cairns has been taken off life support and is recovering.

“I’m pleased to advise that Chris is off life support and has been able to communicate with his family from a hospital in Sydney,” Aaron Lloyd, Cairns’s lawyer, said in a statement.

Cairns Needed another Surgery

Cairns underwent serious heart surgery in Canberra, where he lives with his family, earlier this month. He was then placed in ICU for observation, but he required more surgery at Sydney’s St. Vincent’s Hospital.

“He and his family are thankful for all of the support and well wishes from everyone, and for the privacy, they have been afforded. They request this continue as they focus on his recovery moving forward,” Lloyd’s statement read. Cairns, now 51, represented New Zealand in 62 Tests, 215 ODIs, and two T20Is during his 17-year international career, which spanned 1989 to 2006

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