Clive Rice faces robotic surgery

2015-02-27 10:58
Clive Rice (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former South African all-rounder Clive Rice is to undergo robotic surgery in Bangalore, India next week.

Rice, 65, collapsed at his home last weekend before a game of golf, due to a cancerous tumour in his head.

Rice, travelling with his wife, will depart SA on Saturday and has an appointment at the Bangalore’s Health Care Global Hospital on Sunday where Dr. P.S.Sridhar, a renowned neurosurgeon, will examine him.

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.

Rice is the third leading South African sportsman currently ill, after John "Shoes" Moshoeu and Neil Tovey were both revealed to be in hospital.

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