Sydney hospital

Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns in intensive care in Sydney

Cairns, 51, was on life support after having cardiovascular surgery in Australia's capital city.

His family have said he has had further heart surgery at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney.

A statement from his wife Melanie also thanked "everyone for their warm wishes, prayers and kind words".

Considered one of the best all-rounders of his generation, Cairns played 62 Tests, 215 one-day internationals and two Twenty20 matches for New Zealand between 1989 and 2006 before becoming a television pundit.