“Tony Greig is a name synonymous with Australian cricket – from his playing days as the English captain we loved to hate, to his senior role in the revolution of World Series Cricket, his infamous car keys in the pitch reports and more than three decades of colourful and expert commentary,” he said.
“He’s a huge part of the Nine family, and because this is so obviously a very difficult time for Tony, every single one of us is wishing him well.
“Likewise, I’m sure, every cricket fan at the SCG, MCG, the Gabba and stadiums across Australia and the world will be cheering for him through his treatment.
Mr Gyngell said at a personal level he had enjoyed a close relationship with Tony Greig for most of his life.
“He’s been a larger-than-life, generous and inherently decent man, and I am thinking of him and his family and hoping for the best possible outcome”