Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones dies aged 59

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Former Australian batsman Dean Jones has died of a heart attack in India aged 59.

Indian TV network Star Sports announced Jones’s death in a statement.

Jones was overseas to commentate on the Indian Premier League, which started this week.

“It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing away of Mr Dean Mervyn Jones AM,” a statement from Star India said.

“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.”


The dashing batsman played 52 Tests and 164 ODIs for Australia between 1984 and 1992.

Some of the greatest players in the game have paid tribute to Jones on social media, including the current Indian captain Virat Kohli and former Australian captain Michael Clarke.



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