Former England player Robin Jackman diagnosed with cancer
Former England player and well-known television commentator Robin Jackman has been diagnosed with cancer and will undergo seven weeks of treatment.
"It's not the prettiest, but I got it early and I'm confident I'll be fine," Jackman was quoted as saying," the Daily Times quoted 67-year-old Jackman, as saying.
"I won't be in Australia (for South Africa's upcoming Test series), but I sure will be rooting for the Proteas," he added.
According to media reports, Jackman has already had two operations to remove malignant tumours from his vocal cords. He been advised four weeks' rest and is expected to return to commentary early next year.
Jackman's diagnosis has come after two more former cricketers - New Zealand's Martin Crowe and England's Tony Greig - were diagnosed with the disease recently.
Jackman was involved with Surrey for 16 seasons starting from 1966. In his domestic career, Jackman scored 5681 runs and took more than 1400 first-class wickets. Although he was born in India and grew up in England, he maintained close ties with South Africa.