Former Australian Cricketer Dean Jones passes away at the age of 59

Former Australia cricketer Dean Jones died of a massive heart attack in Mumbai on Thursday.

Written by September 24, 2020 16:04
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New Delhi: Former Australian Cricketer Dean Jones passes away. He died of a massive heart attack in Mumbai. He was 59.

He was part of the STAR Sports commentary panel for IPL 2020 .

“It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing away of Mr. Dean Mervyn Jones AM. He died of a sudden cardiac arrest. We express our deep condolences to his family and stand ready to support them in this difficult time. We are in touch with the Australian High Commission to make the necessary arrangements,” Star India said in a statement.

“Dean Jones was one of the great ambassadors of the game associating himself with Cricket development across South Asia. He was passionate about discovering new talent and nurturing young Cricketers. He was a champion commentator whose presence and presentation of the game always brought joy to millions of fans. He will be sorely missed by everyone at Star and his millions of fans across the globe. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends,” the statement read.

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Twitter mourns his sudden demise:

He played 52 Tests and scored 3631 runs including 11 centuries, and featured in 164 one-dayers, racking up 6063 runs, seven centuries and 46 fifties. Jones was in Mumbai as part of IPL official broadcaster’s commentary panel.