Sanjiva Wijesinha -writer and physician

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Tony Greig – Vale!

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I was saddened – as I am sure many of us who are cricket fans were – when the  news came in last Saturday of the passing away of Tony Greig.

Quite apart from the fact that he was a great cricketer – his record as an  all rounder ( a batting average over 40 and a bowling average less than 33)  proves him to be one of the best to have played for England – he was also an  entertaining, articulate and highly knowledgeable cricket commentator. Even more  importantly, many of us here in Sri Lanka looked on him as our spokesman in the  wider world of cricket – someone who talked well of our cricketers and stood up  for us when other less intelligent and more parochial commentators were wont to  speak disparagingly of Sri Lanka.

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