Greig is one of the most entertaining commentators cricket has seen in a long time
Former England captain Tony Greig has been diagnosed with lung cancer and is scheduled to undergo a biopsy later this week to understand what stage the cancer is at, while also determining what the best course of action would be.
Speaking exclusively to the Sunday Telegraph, Greig said: “I have had a few scrapes in my life and this is another one, [His wife] Vivian and I are going to put the boxing gloves on and fight this like we’ve never fought anything before.”
Greig is a highly respected and well-known commentator in international cricket, and was diagnosed with bronchitis in May.
However, it was only after the recent International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 that Greig was found to have a lesion on his right lung after tests were done when he failed to recover from his bout of bronchitis.
Upon returning home to Australia, Greig had “a lot of fluid” drained from his right lung and underwent more tests which revealed that he did indeed have cancer.
Greig noted that he was unsure whether he would be commentating throughout the Australian summer for Channel Nine, and said: “At this stage, the summer is totally up in the air. My priority, 100%, is my family. They will come first.”