Dean Jones, the former Australia batsman who was considered one of the best players for the side in the turbulent period of the 80s and the 90s, has died at the age of 59 after suffering a heart attack. Jones was part of the IPL commentary team and he was put up in a bio-bubble hotel in the city but he was found dead. After retiring from cricket, Jones became an active commentator and in some channels, he was known as Professor Deano for his expert analysis and commentary.
The news of his death has saddened the cricketing world. The host broadcaster has released a statement and they have expressed sadness at Dean Jones’ death. “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. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
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