Tony Greig

  • Ian Botham to Deliver MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture May 30, 2014

    London: English cricket legend Sir Ian Botham will deliver the 14th MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture at Lord's on September 3. The iconic allrounder turned commentator will become the fourth Englishman to give the address after Geoffrey Boycott in 2005, Christopher Martin-Jenkins in 2007 and Tony Greig in 2012. Botham,...
  • Former SL wicketkeeper Guy de Alwis passes away January 13, 2013

    Colombo: Former Sri Lanka wicket-keeper Guy de Alwis has died of cancer at the age of 52. De Alwis was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in early November and had been receiving ayurvedic treatment up until his death late on Saturday. The tall De Alwis kept wicket for Sri Lanka during the...
  • Australia, Sri Lanka remember Tony Greig January 3, 2013

    Sydney: Australian and Sri Lankan players paid their respects to Tony Greig in a moving farewell to the former England captain before start of play in the third Test on Thursday. A minute's silence was observed by players and fans in honour of Greig, who died at the weekend aged...
  • Fans urged to pay tribute to Greig, Hussey December 31, 2012

    Sydney: Fans at this week's final Australia-Sri Lanka Test in Sydney have been asked to wear tributes to the late Tony Greig and retiring batsman Mike Hussey, officials said. Wide-brimmed hats were suggested to recall the memory of former England captain and television commentator Greig, who died of a heart attack...
  • Tony Greig one of the best allrounders: Srikkanth December 30, 2012

    CNN-IBN's cricket experts pay tributes to former England allrounder Tony Greig, who passed away at the age of 66 on Saturday. ...
  • SCG flags at half-mast in memory of Tony Greig December 30, 2012

    Sydney: Flags flew at half-mast on Sunday at the Sydney Cricket Ground while officials made plans to honor former England captain and Australian television commentator Tony Greig during the third cricket Test against Sri Lanka. The South African-born Greig was also honored with a moment's silence at an Australian domestic...
  • Botham, Hussain pay tributes to Tony Greig December 29, 2012

    London: Former England captains Ian Botham and Nasser Hussain have led the tributes to their late predecessor Tony Greig, who died on Saturday at the age of 66. The South Africa-born Greig, a swashbuckling middle-order batsman and medium-fast bowler, passed away at his home in Sydney, two months after being...
  • ICC mourns sad demise of Tony Greig December 29, 2012

    Sydney: The ICC has offered its deep condolences on the sad demise of former England captain and celebrated commentator Tony Greig, who passed away after losing his battle with lung cancer here on Saturday. ICC chief executive David Richardson expressed his sadness on hearing the news and said, "This is extremely...
  • Former England captain Tony Greig dies aged 66 December 29, 2012

    Sydney: Former England captain and well known cricket commentator Tony Greig has died on Saturday. Greig, 66, was diagnosed with lung cancer recently. Greig's son Mark had told The Sunday Telegraph his father's cancer had progressed to "stage four". He was also diagnosed with bronchitis in May this year, but it was...
  • Bill Lawry to bow out of commentators' box in January December 3, 2012

    Perth: Bill Lawry, the legendary Channel 9 commentator, is slated to retire from the commentary box after a 35-year stint with broadcasting. The Sydney Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka from January 3 to 7 will be his last as a commentator. Lawry began his commentary career during Kerry...
  • Watch: Viral video of boy imitating cricketers, commentators December 4, 2012

    A video of a boy imitating popular cricket commentators Harsha Bhogle, Ravi Shastri, Ian Chappell, Tony Greig and Sachin Tendulkar has gone viral. From YouTube to Facebook to Twitter, it's just about everywhere. Posted by Arun Raghavan, the video Kolkata based boy Sabyasachi Tripathy has got more than 707,342 hits...
  • Tony Greig, Bill Lawry's banter missed at commentary box November 9, 2012

    Brisbane: Tony Greig and Bill Lawry are being missed in the commentary box with the first Test of the Australian cricket season beginning here on Friday. Greig is undergoing treatment for lung cancer while Lawry opted out of the first Test between Australia and South Africa due to personal reasons. What...
  • Tony Greig diagnosed with lung cancer October 20, 2012

    Former England captain and well-known Television commentator Tony Greig has been diagnosed with lung cancer. "I have had a few scrapes in my life and this is another one," Greig was quoted as saying by the Sunday Telegraph. "Vivian [His wife] and I are going to put the boxing gloves...
  • Greig tells India to put cricket before cash June 27, 2012

    London: Former England captain Tony Greig has urged India to accept the "spirit of cricket is more important than generating billions of dollars". India is cricket's economic powerhouse, driving the finance of the global game through the sponsorship and broadcast deals that derive from the sport's huge popularity in the...
  • Warne leads international tributes for Sachin March 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Australian spin legend Shane Warne pleaded for an end to the talk of Sachin Tendulkar's retirement as he joined the international chorus of appreciation for the iconic Indian cricketer who scripted history by completing a century of international tons on Friday. Apart from his close friend Warne, cricket legends...
  • 'Resting Tendulkar, Hussey a disgrace' February 12, 2012

    Adelaide: Former England captain Tony Greig has labelled the decision to rest Sachin Tendulkar and Mike Hussey during Sunday's tri-series match between India and Australia as a "disgrace". Expressing displeasure at the rotation policy of India and Australia, cricketer-turned-commentator Greig said the fans and Channel Nine should receive financial compensation. "TV networks...
  • Calls for Ponting's retirement grow stronger November 20, 2011

    Melbourne: Calls for Ricky Ponting's retirement from international cricket grew stronger, with Test legend Doug Walters and former wicket-keeper Ian Healy joining the chorus saying the former Australian captain should call it a day with the two-Test series at home against New Zealand next month. The Australian media has also come...