|Crickets fans say hats off to Greig
Fans at this week's final Australia-Sri Lanka cricket test in Sydney have been asked to wear tributes to the late Tony Greig and retiring batsman Mike Hussey, officials said.
Wide-brimmed hats were suggested in memory of former England captain and television commentator Tony Greig, who died of a heart attack aged 66 on Saturday.
Fans will also be urged to don the trademark white nose-protective zinc sunscreen synonymous with Hussey, who will be playing his last test starting Thursday, AFP reports.
Both teams will observe a minute's silence before the start of the game and will sport black armbands in honour of Greig.
Greig was also a strong supporter of Sri Lanka cricket.
“He was a great human being and a great voice for Sri Lanka,’’ Sri Lankan batsman Thilan Samaraweera said.
Greig was instrumental in the formation of late Australian media tycoon Kerry Packer's breakaway World Series Cricket from 1977-79.
Left hander Hussey has scored 19 hundreds in 78 Tests and averages 51.52.