New Delhi: Yuvraj Singh has arrived home in India after cancer treatment in United States and doctors are confident the player will not suffer a relapse, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Monday. The 30-year-old was told last year that he had a golf ball-sized non-malignant tumour, but that diagnosis was changed in February to a cancerous condition called "mediastinal seminoma".
"After finishing his treatment [in the US] in mid-March, Yuvraj spent a few days in London recuperating from the side-effects of chemotherapy," the BCCI said on its website. "Yuvraj's doctors were happy with his reaction to the treatment and were confident he wouldn't suffer a relapse."
One of the cleanest strikers of a cricket ball, the middle-order batsman is not a regular member of India's Test team but is an automatic choice in their limited-over sides. Yuvraj was instrumental in India's 2007 World Twenty20 title triumph in South Africa and hit England fast bowler Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over in one match. He was also named Player of the Tournament in India's successful 50-over World Cup campaign on home soil last year.
Yuvraj is not expected to return to cricket before the end of 2012. He was diagnosed with a rare form of germ cell cancer and underwent three sessions of chemotherapy. He discharged from a Boston hospital last month and then went for further treatment to Indiana University's IU Simon Cancer Centre. He is soon expected to announce his future plans and details about treatment received.