Jackman has surgery on tumours

  • Last Updated: November 6 2012, 16:10 GMT

Former England and Surrey bowler Robin Jackman has undergone surgery on two malignant tumours on his vocal chords.

Robin Jackman: Former England and Surrey bowler

Jackman, 67, played four Tests and 15 one-day internationals for England before going on to become a successful television commentator.

His primary employer, South African broadcaster Supersport, have released a statement on his recovery.

It read: "Celebrated SuperSport commentator Robin Jackman, 67, is to undergo seven weeks of daily radiotherapy following two operations to remove malignant tumours from his vocal cord.

"This treatment will be followed by four weeks' rest as his voice recovers and he expects to be back on the air in the new year."

Jackman added: "It's not the prettiest, but I got it early and I'm confident I'll be fine."

Surrey Chief Executive Richard Gould added: "Robin is a true legend of Surrey County Cricket Club and the game of cricket. We send him all our thoughts and best wishes at this time."