Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Saturday paid tribute to South African-born former
England captain Tony Greig who passed away in Sydney, Australia, at
the age of 66 after suffering a heart attack. He had been diagnosed with lung
cancer three months ago.
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.
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.
thoughtful and wise words as a lead TV commentator for the Channel Nine 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.
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
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.”