Born in South Africa on 6 October 1946, Greig moved to England and trialled for Sussex in 1965. He played 58 Test matches and 22 One Day Internationals for England between 1972 and 1977 and was also named as a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1975.
ECB Chief Executive David Collier, in a media release, commented: "Tony Greig was an extremely talented all-round cricketer and Captain. He was a giant of a man who played a major role in the changing face of cricket during the 1970s. He will be fondly remembered for his informed commentaries, his embracing of innovation to enhance the game including day/night cricket as well as his performances on the field of play. He will be much missed in cricketing circles both in this country and around the world and we send our sympathies and condolences to Vivian and his family."
ECB Chairman Giles Clarke said: "Tony Greig was a magnificent and fearless cricketer capable of changing games with ball or bat. He led England brilliantly in India and rejuvenated the side. He was a determined supporter of players' rights in his later years."