Gabba, Nov 9: Former England skipper turned commentator Tony Greig, is expected to undergo surgery next week after being diagnosed with lung cancer last month.
The 66-year-old commentator Tony Greig will be undergoing a surgery on Tuesday, followed by chemotheraphy which also suggests that he would not be a part of the commentary team for the first Test between Australia and South Africa that is being played at Gabba from Friday.
'I'm going in on Monday for a Tuesday operation. Then we'll start to fight back after that," he said.
The former England captain while talking to Channel Nine commentary team, during their coverage of the first Test between Australia and South Africa, admitted that he has lung cancer and was hoping the surgery would help him battle lung cancer.
'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," Tony Greig was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.
'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," Tony Greig said, a member of Australian Channel Nine commentary team.
The South African-born cricketer, Tony Greig has played 58 Tests and 22 ODIs for England.