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Tony Greig

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Tony Greig


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Anthony \"Tony\" William Greig (born October 6, 1946) is a former English test cricketer and currently a commentator. Born in Queenstown, South Africa, Greig qualified to play for England by virtue of his Scottish father. He was a tall (6\ 7\") batting all-rounder who bowled both medium pace and off spin. He became captain of the national side from 1975 to 1977, and was also captain of the Sussex county side. Greig\s younger brother Ian, also played test cricket. He was a sometimes controversial figure. His most daring act was when he helped Kerry Packer start World Series Cricket by signing up many of his English colleagues as well as West Indian and Pakistani cricketers, a move which cost him the captaincy of England. He is also noted for a controversial run-out of Alvin Kallicharran in a test match against the West Indies in 1974. In a later match, he turned in a personal

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