Former South African all-rounder Clive Rice (65) says he has won his battle against cancer.
by BIPIN DANI
Due to South Africa’s isolation due to the Apartheid regime could play and captain in only 3 One-Day Internationals in the nineties (all on a tour of India in 1991 was diagnosed with cancer on his thigh a few months ago.
Rice, whose career coincided directly with South Africa’s sporting isolation, said, “I had a lump in my thigh that I initially thought was a pulled muscle. That could not be the case because I was only playing golf. I requested a MRI scan and the diagnosis was a Sarcoma.
“I do not know where cancer comes from but believe everybody has it”, he added. “When it raises its head you need to attend to it immediately. If you feel a strange lump go and get it examined quickly so that you can attend to it if it is cancerous. Clearly it can be stopped hopefully permanently”.
Lots of good results
“I had an operation to remove it then I had intravenous vitamin C and hydrogen peroxide which I believe is an environment that cancer cannot live in”, Rice continued. “I also had salvestrol tablets to also create that environment that attacked cancer cells. My diet eliminated sugar and refined wheat and I now can also fit into my 1971 Springbok blazer as well”.
Rice is aware that like him, Yuvraj is also a cancer-victorious. “I do not know what cancer Yuvarj had but I am delighted it is in remission”.
He has toured UAE, Sri Lanka, Morocco and Malaysia, to name a few, and contributes to a large number of newspapers in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
His twitter bio reads: Eat cricket stories, drink cricket stories, sleep cricket stories.