posted on Dec, 29 2012 @ 12:49 AM
Former England captain and cricket commentator Tony Greig, who had been battling lung cancer, has died in Sydney after a heart attack.
Greig was a key figure in recruiting English and other international players for media tycoon Kerry Packer's breakaway World Series Cricket which
was staged from 1977 to 1979 and sent shock waves through the arch-conservative sport.
I just heard the news over the radio, text messages are flowing in with tributes to him, a lot of people are saddened by this.
I was born a few years after world series cricket ended, so i never got to see him play, but from all reports he was a quite talented all rounder, he
was a big part of bringing world series cricket together, which changed the game forever.
I've been listening to Tony commentate my entire life, it's not going to be the same after he's gone, We'll all miss him sticking the key into the
I'll leave the last words of this thread to a man who knew him best.
Former Australian captain Bill Lawry said he was devastated at the loss of one of his closest friends. “We are absolutely shattered that he is
no longer with us,” Lawry said. “I have been fortunate to be his friend for 33 years. “It’s a sad moment for world cricket.”