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Big friend of a little island

Dec 30, 2012: Tony Greig shared a special bond with Sri Lanka, dating back to before their World Cup win

Andrew Fernando

A champion of the players' cause

Dec 29, 2012: Tony Greig was one of England's premier allrounders and a man who didn't mind being villified for fighting for what he believed was his right

David Tossell

'Tony's passion for cricket always came through'

Dec 29, 2012: A tribute from an Ashes rival and a fellow commentator

Ian Chappell

Tributes to Tony Greig

'Stirred viewers the way he did opposition teams'

Dec 29, 2012: Tributes to Tony Greig, who died in Sydney at the age of 66

ESPNcricinfo staff

Hats off to Taufel

Oct 6, 2012: He may have wanted to keep his cap on at all times, but the world cricket community is united in doffing its collective headgear to one of the finest umpires of them all

Daryl Harper

A generous, affable cricketer lost to a terror attack

Sep 22, 2012: Nezam Hafiz was rising in the ranks of US cricket when he died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. A decade later, he is fondly remembered by team-mates and family

Peter Della Penna

VVS Laxman retires

A wizard among muggles

Aug 18, 2012: To borrow from JK Rowling: in a dressing room of players of varying and outstanding gifts, achievements and records VVS Laxman was always the only magician

Sharda Ugra

Don Wilson, 1937-2012

Don of Lord's

Jul 28, 2012: When you met the former head coach of the indoor school at Lord's, you could be sure you'd get plenty of stories, unprintable stuff, and great insights into county cricket

Steven Lynch

A style of his own

Jul 19, 2012: His English wasn't as stylish as that of other commentators but Suresh Saraiya could woo the listener with his meticulous preparation and infinite enthusiam

Harsha Bhogle

Always a fighter

Jul 10, 2012: Mark Boucher entered the South Africa team as a brash youngster but soon became an integral part of the side and, despite some low moments, enjoyed a prolific career

Firdose Moonda

Tom Maynard 1989-2012

A special talent starting to blossom

Jun 18, 2012: The start to his career had not always been easy, but Tom Maynard's development hinted at a future at the top level

George Dobell

The epitome of selfless striving

Apr 27, 2012: Chanderpaul has embodied many of the most important, least appreciated qualities demanded by his complex profession

Rob Steen

The man who beat the machine

Mar 16, 2012: For his two decades in the game, Tendulkar has kept the fame monster, every big sportsman's nemesis, at bay

Sharda Ugra

Stylish in the trenches

Mar 10, 2012: Rahul Dravid's singular achievement was in employing defensive batting to winning ends

Mukul Kesavan

'I can't recall beating him more than one ball in a row'

Mar 9, 2012: Dravid's key talent as a batsman was his ability to wear bowlers down, grinding out long innings, waiting to capitalise on mistakes

Jason Gillespie (as told to Nagraj Gollapudi)

What Kerry did

Dec 25, 2011: Kerry Packer died on the first day of the Boxing Day Test in 2005. A look back at the man who changed the fortunes of the world's best cricketers forever

Ashley Mallett

The air-force man who got Pakistan cricket soaring

Dec 18, 2011: The roots of Pakistan cricket's most successful era can be traced to Air Marshal Nur Khan's tenure as the cricket board's chief

Saad Shafqat

Roy of the Roses

Dec 15, 2011: Roy Tattersall, the former Lancashire and England bowler who died last week, was one of the finest spinners to grace the county game

Paul Edwards

The mentor, the seeker, the fighter

Nov 22, 2011: Peter Roebuck was a man of many parts, one who combined qualities that appeared to be at odds with one another

Fabian Muir

The finest non-white South African player of his generation

Nov 21, 2011: Basil D'Oliveira may have become a symbol of the battle against apartheid, but he was a more than handy player as well

Rob Steen
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