World News – AU – Australian cricketer Dean Jones dies at 59


Indian broadcaster Star India reported suffering cardiac arrest Thursday in Mumbai, where he was working as part of the official Indian Premier League cricket commentary team

The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Jones went for a run in the morning and suffered a heart attack in his hotel room around lunchtime Colleague and former Australian pitcher Brett Lee was at the scene and allegedly tried to revive Jones

Jones, considered one of the best drummers of his generation, played 52 tests and 164 one-day internationals for Australia in an international career that spanned 10 years between 1984 and 1994

After his retirement he worked as a coach and commentator and was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Hame in 2019

He scored 3631 points in tests with an average of 4655 with 11 hundred and 14 half-centuries and over 6000 races in ODI with seven centuries and 46 fiftieths

Jones, left, with Allan Border, Craig McDermott and Steve Waugh after winning the 1987 World Cup final The Age

« It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of Mr. Dean Mervyn Jones AM He died of sudden cardiac arrest, ”Star India said

« We extend our sincere condolences to her family and stand ready to support them in this difficult time. We are in contact with the Australian High Commission to make the necessary arrangements »

« On behalf of Pakistani cricket, PCB extends its sincere condolences to family, friends and the entire cricket community, » PCB tweeted

Cricket Australia chairman Earl Eddings said in a statement fans around the world would miss Jones sorely

« Dean Jones was a hero to a generation of cricketers and will be forever remembered as a legend of this great game, » said Eddings

« Anyone who watched cricket in the 1980s and 1990s will fondly remember his cavalier approach to the crease and the incredible energy and passion he brought to every match he played »

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World News – UA – Australian cricketer Dean Jones dies aged 59


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