Greig to undergo surgery

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Tony Greig has been diagnosed with lung cancer

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Tony Greig has been diagnosed with lung cancer

Former England captain Tony Greig, who was last month diagnosed with lung cancer, is to undergo surgery on Tuesday.

The 66-year-old spoke to the Channel Nine commentary team, of which he is usually a member, during their coverage of the first Test between Australia and South Africa in Brisbane.

Greig was candid about the situation, saying: "It's not good. The truth is I've got lung cancer. Now it's a case of what they can do. I'm going in on Monday for a Tuesday operation. Then we'll start to fight back after that."

He added: "Once they've done the operation the plan is to have some chemotherapy to see if we can make a dent in this setback I've had.

"It's been an incredible, very short journey so far. You've got no idea how much one misses going to the cricket on a day like today. It takes a little bit of getting used to."

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