Former England skipper Tony Greig diagnosed with cancer

Former England skipper Tony Greig has been diagnosed with a type of lung cancer and will undergo a biopsy later in the week. That will help him determine which stage of the disease he is at and what sort of treatment he will go through.

Former England skipper Tony Greig diagnosed with cancer

Since retiring from cricket, Greig has become a popular commentator.Getty Images

The Sunday Telegraph reports that doctors found a lesion on Greig's right lung this month which gave way to the tests to find out he was suffering from cancer.

He is quoted in the report as saying: "I have had a few scrapes in my life and this is another one. Vivian (his wife) and I are going to put the boxing gloves on and fight this like we've never fought anything before."

Since retiring from cricket, Greig has become a popular commentator. He scored 3,599 runs at an average of 40.43 in 58 Tests for England. This included eight centuries and 20 fifties.

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Updated Date: Oct 20, 2012 16:21:02 IST

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