• Monday, Dec 05, 2022
  • Last Update : 10:24 am

Former Australia cricketer Dean Jones passes away

  • Published at 11:02 am September 24th, 2020
dean jones

Jones died suddenly after suffering a heart attack on Thursday in Mumbai, where he was working as a commentator on the Indian Premier League

Former Australia batsman Dean Jones has died, aged 59.

Jones died suddenly after suffering a heart attack on Thursday in Mumbai, where he was working as a commentator on the Indian Premier League.

Star India, for whom Jones was working, said in a statement: "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.

"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."

Jones made his debut for Australia in a one-day international against Pakistan in January 1984.

Two months later he made his Test bow against the West Indies, his first of 52 matches in the longest format for the Aussies.

He scored 11 Test hundreds and registered a best score of 216 while amassing over 3,600 runs at an average of 46.55.

Jones also featured in 164 one-day internationals, scoring over 6,000 runs at an average of 44.61 including seven hundreds and a top score of 145.

He featured for Durham and Derbyshire in county cricket in England.

50
Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail