Mumbai: Former Australia batsman Dean Jones has died of a cardiac arrest in a Mumbai resort, IPL broadcasters Star Sports activities have confirmed. Jones, 59, was in Mumbai with the Star Sports activities’ commentary group for the Indian Premier League.
He performed 52 Checks and 164 ODIs for Australia and was a part of the 1987 World Cup successful group.
“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,” Star Sports activities stated a press launch.
“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,” the discharge added.
“Jones was one of many nice ambassadors of the sport associating himself with Cricket improvement throughout South Asia. He was enthusiastic about discovering new expertise and nurturing younger 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 broadcasters stated.