Former England cricketer Tony Greig dies

Approached with caution on the field and with admiration and respect off it, Tony Greig was known as much for cricketing skills as for having a genial nature.

updated: December 29, 2012 12:12 IST
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Sydney: Former England captain and television commentator Tony Greig has died at the age of 66 after being diagnosed with lung cancer, Australia's Nine Network said Saturday.

Greig, who worked for the broadcaster, first became aware of his illness during Australia's one-day series against Pakistan in Dubai in August and September.

On his return to Australia, he had fluid removed from the right lung and testing revealed he had cancer, the network said.

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