Former South African all-rounder Clive Rice to undergo robotic surgery in India

Former South African all-rounder Clive Rice is to undergo robotic surgery in India next week. The 66-year-old all-rounder Rice collapsed at his Johannesburg home due to a cancerous tumour in his head.

“I shall be leaving for Bangalore on Saturday and will reach there on Sunday,” said Rice. “The surgery, if required will be performed next week.

“It is a cyberknife surgery and it is best done in India and therefore would not like to be treated here,” he added. “It will be performed in a leading Hospital in Bangalore.

“The similar cancerous tumour has appeared again but I am a fighter and not losing sleep over it.”

Rice, with his wife, will lead to Bangalore’s Health Care Global Hospital on Sunday. Dr. P.S.Sridhar, the renowned neurosurgeon will examine him and suggest further course of treatment. Another neurosurgeon, Dr. Satish Rudrappa also treated him in the past.

“I have asked him to bring scans. New scans and MRI will be performed and then the date of operation will be decided”, Dr. Sridhar, speaking exclusveily from Bangalore added.

Rice did watch the World Cup match between India and South Africa. “Indian team played fantastic on Sunday and it was a lesson for the South African team.”

Bipin Dani

A Civil Engineer by profession, Bipin is also a senior cricket journalist in India.
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.
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