Michael Carberry
Carberry, pictured playing for England in 2013, is to undergo further medical tests in coming weeks Getty Images

England and Hampshire batsman Michael Carberry has been diagnosed with a cancerous tumour. Carberry, who has represented his country in six Test matches, six one-day internationals and one T20 international, was recently sent for tests after feeling unwell, missing this week's County Championship match with Warwickshire.

The 35-year-old is set to have further tests to determine what treatment he will undergo.

Hampshire chairman, Rod Bransgrove, said: "Michael has been part of the Hampshire cricket family for 10 years and on behalf of everyone at and associated with the club, I would like to send him and his family our very best wishes at this very difficult time.

"Carbs has taken on and beaten serious illness before and we will be doing all we can to make sure he does the same again this time."

Carberry has suffered other health problems in his career, suffering blood clots on a lung shortly after making his England debut against Bangladesh in 2010, ruling him out for nine months. His last appearance for England came in an ODI match against Sri Lanka in May 2014.

Carberry has been inundated with well wishes from the world of cricket on social media since Hampshire's announcement.