Mumbai - Former South African captain Clive Rice had his last round of robotic radiation treatment for his cancer-related brain tumour at Bangalore’s Health Care Global Hospital on Friday.
According to the Lahore Times website, the 65-year-old ex-all rounder may be allowed to return to South Africa early next week.
“Rice has been responding well to the treatment. His morale is very high," Dr PS Sridhar, the specialist in such ‘CyberKnife’ treatment, confirmed.
Rice has been enjoying VIP hospitality in India.
“Everyone here in the hospital and hotel is helping us in every possible manner and my husband is well looked after,” Rice’s wife, Susan, said.
Rice collapsed at his home last weekend before a game of golf.
Rice's career coincided directly with South Africa's sporting isolation, and his international experience was limited to his post-prime days.
He played three One Day Internationals for South Africa following the country's return from sporting isolation - against India in 1991.
Mere months later he was controversially left out of the squads for the one-off Test against the West Indies and the 1992 Cricket World Cup.