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Cancer-stricken commentator Greig to undergo operation, start chemotherapy next week

Cancer-stricken commentator Greig to undergo operation, start chemotherapy next weekSydney, Nov. 9  : Cancer suffering cricket commentator Tony Greig will undergo an operation next week and begin with chemotherapy in a bid to beat the disease.

Known as the big man with the big hat, and has been a fixture on the Channel Nine coverage for 33 years, Greig was a conspicuous absentee today when Australia''s Test series against South Africa started at the Gabba, and was in Sydney having tests, which confirmed he needed an operation.

"It''s not good - the truth is I''ve got lung cancer. Its now just the case of what they can do. I am going in on Monday for a Tuesday operation," the Herald Sun quoted Greig, as saying

"We will start the fightback after that. The plan is to embark on chemo to see if we can make a dent in this little bit of a setback I''ve had," he added.

Greig said that for someone who's been in the cricketing scene for 33 years, it was hard to miss out on the sport even for one day.

"They are going to go into this right side and have a good look around and see if they can fix it up," he said.

"It''s been an incredible journey so far, you have no idea how much one misses getting to the cricket on a day like today. When you''ve been doing it for 33 years you really miss going to the cricket," he added.  (ANI)


FA chairman Dyke compares FIFA boss Blatter to Korean dictator Kim Jong-un

Greg-DykeLondon, July 23 : The Football Association (FA) chairman Greg Dyke has said that FIFA boss Sepp Blatter reminds him of something out of North Korea at times and compared the world football governing body's chairman to Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.  Read more »

Pakistan to play two football matches against India next month

Pakistan to play two football matches against India next monthKarachi, July 23 - Footballers from Pakistan and India will face each other in a two-match series next month in India.

According to the Express Tribune, the matches will be played on August 16 and August 21.  Read more »

Williamson suspended from bowling in international cricket

Kane-WilliamsonDubai, July 23 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed that an independent analysis has found the bowling action of New Zealand off-spinner Kane Williamson to be illegal and, as such,  Read more »

Moores gives senior England players 'kick up the backside', asks them to deliver

Peter-MooresLondon, July 23 - England cricket team coach Peter Moores has given his senior players a verbal 'kick' up their 'backside' and told them that it is time to deliver.  Read more »

Hamilton denies employing 'mind games' against Rosberg in race for F1 title

Lewis-HamiltonLondon, July 18 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he is not trying to employ mind games against his teammate Nico Rosberg as both battle for the Formula One championship.  Read more »

Red Bull F1 reserve Felix da Costa to race in Formula E

Antonio-Felix-da-CostaLeicestershire, UK: Amlin Aguri have announced that Red Bull Racing Formula 1 reserve driver, Antonio Felix da Costa, will join the team for the inaugural all-electric FIA Formula E Championship beginning in September.  Read more »