Ex-England captain Tony Greig diagnosed with cancer

Greig will undergo a biopsy next week on his lung to precisely diagnose the seriousness of the cancer.


Afp October 20, 2012

SYDNEY: Former England captain Tony Greig revealed on Saturday that he has been diagnosed with lung cancer.

"I have had a few scrapes in my life and this is another one," South African-born Greig, 66, told The Sunday Telegraph in Australia.

"Vivian (his wife) and I are going to put the boxing gloves on and fight this like we've never fought anything before."

Greig will undergo a biopsy next week on his lung to precisely diagnose the seriousness of the cancer.

Greig said that he first became aware that he had a problem when he was commentating on Australia's series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates in September.

On his return from the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka, he said he had "a lot of fluid" removed from his right lung and tests revealed he had cancer.

As well as his spell as England skipper, Greig also became a leading figure in the Kerry Packer rebel World Series Cricket in 1977 which sent shockwaves through the sport.

Our Publications

COMMENTS (2)

QQ | 8 years ago | Reply

he is undoubtedly the greatest commentator of all time

Green Oval | 8 years ago | Reply

What's going on with the cricket fraternity of late. Our prayers are for your quick recovery and health.

Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ