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
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.