Ex-cricket captain Greig dies, 66
Published 29/12/2012 | 06:35
Former England cricket captain and television commentator Tony Greig has died at the age of 66 after being diagnosed with lung cancer earlier this year.
He became synonymous with world cricket as a commentator for Australian television network Channel Nine following his retirement.
"Beloved Tony Greig, former England cricket captain, has passed away today at the age of 66," a Channel Nine statement read.
"Initially diagnosed with bronchitis in May, the condition lingered and testing revealed he had lung cancer."
Greig scored 3,599 Test runs at an average of 40.43 and was also more than handy with the ball, claiming 141 wickets at an average of 32.20.
The Channel Nine statement continued: "Tony Greig is a name synonymous with Australian cricket - from his playing days as the English captain we loved to hate, to his senior role in the revolution of World Series Cricket, his infamous car keys in the pitch reports and more than three decades of colourful and expert commentary.
"To his family and friends we pass on our best wishes."