Former Australian cricket legend Dean Jones has died of a massive heart attack at 59. Jones was in Mumbai at the time and was part of Star Sports commentary team and was in a bio-secure bubble in a seven-star hotel in Mumbai
Jones has been active as a cricket analyst for long time and was signed up to do off-tube commentary on the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 now underway in the UAE.
Star India, in its official statement, said, “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.”
When he collapsed in the lobby of Mumbai hotel on Thursday, his fellow Aussie and former international fast bowler desperately tried to revive him, according to a newspaper report in Australia.
“Daily Mail Australia understands Jones collapsed in the lobby of the hotel as he entered with former fast bowler Brett Lee, who desperately tried to revive him with CPR,” published in the newspaper on its website.
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