Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Cricket | More Cricket

Tony Greig © Gallo Images

CSA pays tribute to Tony Greig



Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Saturday paid tribute to South African-born former England captain Tony Greig who passed away in Sydney, Australia, early today at the age of 66 after suffering a heart attack. He had been diagnosed with lung cancer three months ago.

Greig represented SA Schools as a product of Queen’s College in Queenstown and also played at first-class level for both Border and Eastern Province.

“Although we knew that Tony was battling a life-threatening disease courageously, news of his death has still come as a huge shock to his many friends and admirers in South Africa,” commented CSA Acting CEO Jacques Faul.

“His thoughtful and wise words as a lead TV commentator for the Channel 9 Network in Australia made him one of the most popular and instantly recognisable voices of cricket and he added greatly to the richness of our great game.

“There isn’t a single professional cricketer playing today who does not owe him a debt of gratitude for the role he played in the 1970s in vastly improving their working conditions and making professional cricket a viable and attractive career proposition.

“On behalf of the CSA family and all South African cricket fans I extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. It is a sad day for the world of cricket.”



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Neil - The English are here
Week 6
Feb 10, 2016 - Neil McKenzie’s appointment as the Proteas' batting coach will be a popular one, and...

Kepler Wessels
Bowling attacks will decide the one-days
It was a great pity that weather intervened during the one-day international in Bloemfontein on...

@MikeHaysman
Expect a spectacular ODI series
You might have memories of England's embarrassing 2015 World Cup campaign in your mind. Delete them...

Faf du Plessis
Proteas weren't mentally tough enough
I’m writing this a few hours before we board our flight out of India to Dubai and eventually home.