More Sites
Golf Australian Open Cricket Third Test Pakistan v New Zealand Cricket First ODI Sri Lanka v England
Search
The home of Baggygreen.com.au
Seahawks teammate supports Marshawn LynchSeahawks teammate supports Marshawn Lynch Hughes' maiden first class centuryHughes' maiden first class century Opener scores century in second comingOpener scores century in second coming
advertisement
Most popular articles
Too cheeky?Spotted: When athletes
aren't being athletes
Wide World of Sports TV partners
Footy ClassifiedOur award winning panel tell it how it really is in the AFL world.Wide World of SportsCatch up with Ken Sutcliffe and the team on Wide World of Sports.NRL Footy ShowFatty and the gang bring you an entertaining look at rugby league.AFL Footy ShowAustralia's favourite team takes you through the week in AFL.
Cricket Australia pays tribute to Greig
Guy Hand
14:07 AEST Sun Dec 30 2012

Cricket Australia has paid tribute to Tony Greig as a man who deeply understood the game, and an integral part of the sport's Australian summer.

Greig died of a heart attack on Saturday following a short battle with lung cancer.

He was 66.

Known latterly in Australia as a respected - and often parodied - voice of the Nine Network's cricket commentary team for more than 30 years, former England captain Greig was a prime mover in the breakaway World Series Cricket movement which revolutionised the game in the late 1970s.

Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said his overriding memory of Greig would be his deep understanding of cricket both on and off the field.

"He was genuinely connected the world over," Sutherland said.

"He understood the game, and the deeper machinations behind it.

"He very much became a part of our summers through the Nine Network - firstly in World Series Cricket, and then later as a commentator.

"I always found it quite confronting how much he knew about the game - his deep knowledge about the issues of the game ... where the game was, where it was heading.

"He was so worldly about the game, so well connected as well."


You need the latest version of Flash Player.
Enjoy the most vivid content on the web
Watch video without extra features
Interact with applications on your favourite sites
Upgrade now