England cricket stars pay tribute to Tony Greig

Current England cricket internationals Matt Prior and Nick Compton have paid tribute to the team's former captain Tony Greig.

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Can't believe one of my heroes Tony Greig has passed away. One of the greatest voices in cricket and will be sorely missed. #RIPGreigy

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Sad day - RIP Tony Greig a fantastic player and a good man, loved his commentary was one of the best! Cricket world will miss u

The South African-born Greig went on to become an institution in Australian sporting life as a commentator after joining the country's Nine Network in the 1980s.

Former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath led tributes to the broadcaster.

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Our thoughts are with Tony Greig's family & friends after his sudden passing today. He will be missed. #RIPTonyGreig http://t.co/9TXiLHIL

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Ex-England captain Greig dies

Former England cricket captain and commentator Tony Greig has died at the age of 66 following a heart attack. He was diagnosed with lung cancer earlier this year.