Posted: 22 October, 2012 by Triple M

Tributes Flow For Tony Greig As It's Revealed He Is Fighting Lung Cancer

Nine Network boss David Gyngell has sent cricket commentator Tony Greig the broadcasting company's best wishes after it was revealed Greig has lung cancer.

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Nine Network boss David Gyngell has sent cricket commentator Tony Greig the broadcasting company's best wishes after it was revealed Greig has lung cancer.

"Tony Greig is a name synonymous with Australian cricket – from his playing days as the English captain we loved to hate, to his senior role in the revolution of World Series Cricket, his infamous car keys in the pitch reports and more than three decades of colourful and expert commentary," he said.

"He’s a huge part of the Nine family, and because this is so obviously a very difficult time for Tony, every single one of us is wishing him well. Likewise, I'm sure, every cricket fan at the SCG, MCG, the Gabba and stadiums across Australia and the world will be cheering for him through his treatment."

Mr Gyngell said at a personal level he had enjoyed a close relationship with Tony Greig, who was portrayed recently in the Kerry Packer TV series Howzat as a key player in the rise of World Series Ccricket, for most of his life.

"He's been a larger-than-life, generous and inherently decent man, and I am thinking of him and his family and hoping for the best possible outcome."

The former England captain said doctors found a small lesion on his right lung during tests earlier this month.

"I have had a few scrapes in my life and this is another one," he said.

Triple M Archive:

The first part of Howzat aired on Sunday night to an audience of over two million people.

Former World Series Cricketer Tony Greig spoke to Triple M's Grill Team about the hit TV show:

(Can't play audio above? Download the MP3 here)

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