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Tony Greig hailed as 'godfather' of the modern cricket

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The cricket world on Sunday paid tribute to former England Test skipper and broadcaster Tony Greig, remembering him as "the godfather of modern cricket" due to his influence in shaping the game. 

Former England cricket captain Tony Greig looks at a cricket ball used by spinner Harbhajan Singh when he became the first Indian to take Test hat-trick, at an auction of cricket memorabilia in Bangalore, on September 12, 2003. Flamboyant ex-England skipper and television commentator died of a heart attack on Saturday at the age of 66 as he battled lung cancer.

South African-born Greig died Saturday after a heart attack at his Sydney home at the age of 66, as he battled lung cancer diagnosed just two months ago.

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