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Cricket | International

Tony Greig © Gallo Images

Test fans urged to wear Greig, Hussey tributes



Fans at this week's final Australia-Sri Lanka test in Sydney have been asked to wear tributes to the late Tony Greig and retiring batsman Mike Hussey, officials said on Monday.

Wide-brimmed hats were suggested to recall the memory of former England captain and television commentator Tony Greig, who died of a heart attack aged 66 on Saturday.

Fans will also be urged to don the trademark white nose-protective zinc sunscreen synonymous with retiring Australian cricketer Hussey, who will be playing his last test starting on Thursday.

Both teams will observe a minute's silence before the start of the game and will sport black armbands in honour of Greig.

Greig was instrumental in the formation of late Australian media tycoon Kerry Packer's breakaway World Series Cricket from 1977-79, which sent shockwaves through the sport.

Greig was also a strong supporter of Sri Lankan cricket and enjoyed a high profile in both countries.

"He was a great human being and a great voice for Sri Lanka," Sri Lankan batsman Thilan Samaraweera said on Monday.

Hussey continues in good form at age 37, just months younger than Ricky Ponting who called it quits earlier this month. But Hussey has said he wants to spend more time with his four children, who are all aged under eight.

The left-hander has scored 19 hundreds in 78 tests and averages 51.52.

Australia have already clinched their series against Sri Lanka by winning the opening two tests.

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