Dean Jones, former Australian batsman and coach of the Pakistan Super League team Karachi Kings died at the age of 59 in Mumbai due to a cardiac arrest, apprised in a statement.
As per the statement of Star India, “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”.
The Indian channel showed “deep condolences” with his family and said it is standing “ready to support them in this difficult time”.
According to the network, with whom Jones was working as a commentator for the ongoing IPL, they are in connection with the Australian High Commission in India to make the necessary arrangements.
The Star Indian apprised, “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,”. It further added that Dean was a “champion commentator whose company and presentation of the game always brought joy to millions of fans”.
The network also intimated that Dean Jones will be sorely missed by everyone at Star and his millions of fans across the world.
Dean Jones, who had attached the Kings this season, had earlier won the PSL twice with the Islamabad United including the inaugural edition of the league.