Former Australian cricketer and commentator Dean Jones died today (24 September 2020) in Mumbai. Dean Jones died at 59 years of age due to a cardiac arrest. Jones was a part of the Star Sports Promotional Squad for the 2020 season of the Indian Premier League and was in Mumbai. Broadcasters have confirmed that.
Significantly, since his retirement, he had made his name as a prominent analyst. This time, he was writing on Mumbai’s IPL. Jones was part of the IPL review panel on which Brett Lee, Brian Lara, Graeme Peter Swann, and Scott Styris spoke from Mumbai.
Today’s IPL match was played between the RCB and Kings XI of Punjab. But before that, cricket fans were given this tragic news, which is disappointing. Let me remind you that Dean Jones, a retired Australian batsman, played fifty-two tests and 164 ODIs in his pesticide career.
He was also part of the squad that won the first World Cup in Australia. He added 33 runs to the 87 finals of the World Cup, defeating number three, and Australia secured the championship by seven runs.