Spectators at the Sussex Cricket Ground could have been excused if they thought they were seeing double on Monday (15 September).
SV PAN wax dummy brought onto to field in front of pavilion.
CU elderly women look on.
SV dummy uncovered.
CU attendants take head form box and place it on dummy.
CU Greig dummy head.
SV Greig out of pavilion and receives applause and examines dummy zoom to Greig then PAN to dummy.
TRANSCRIPT: REPORTER: "What do you think is the future for international cricket in South Africa?"
GREIG: "Well I hope very much, and I think that all cricketers and sportsmen alike are hoping one of these days South Africa will play cricket again. Obviously it goes deeper than that, but we're only sportsmen. There are a lot of politics involved and we aren't politicians, so basically we do what we possibly can in the best interest of the game. And, in fact, in this double wicket competition that's been taking place for two or three years now, people from Pakistan, India, the coloured sides in South Africa all take part so it's very much a multi-racial occasion. It must be a good idea."
ED'S NOTE: This film is serviced with part of an interview with Tony Greig.
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Background: Spectators at the Sussex Cricket Ground could have been excused if they thought they were seeing double on Monday (15 September).
Some of the staff of Madam Tussauds' had brought along the wax dummy of English cricket captain Tony Greig, that will take its place in the sports section of the famous wax museum on Tuesday (16 September).
Greig himself was on hand to inspect his wax replica and pronounced it a "good job."
The dummy will have to serve as a reminder to the English public for the next six months as Greig himself will be in the country of his arch cricket rivals -- Australia.
He has signed a six months contract for the Sydney club, Waverley. It's believed he's the first ever England captain to play for an Australia.
The contract was signed after Greig learned that a proposed M.C.C. tour to South Africa had been called off .. at least for this year.
The South African born cricketer said he was disappointed that the tour had been cancelled, but said that he was only a sportsman not a politician.