The Australian fans have bid a fond farewell to the late Dean Jones with the support of his family at MCG cricket ground before the Boxing Day Test between India and Australia began.
Months before his death, Jones handed back his CV life membership and requested his name to be removed from the state’s annual award for the best men’s one-day player. As of now, Jones’s family has given their backing to reinstate his life membership returning his name to the one-day player award.
“Dean was one of Victoria’s greatest players and we want his cricket legacy to live on here for many decades to come,” CV chair Dr. David Maddocks said.
“Dean was fundamentally passionate about Victorian cricket and wanted to see us succeed on every level and have as many Victorians playing for Australia as possible.
“We share that aspiration.
“We look forward to awarding the medal again in 2021 and in doing so paying tribute to one of our most gifted and popular players who truly invested himself as a Victorian player and supporter.”
On day one of the IndvsAus Boxing Day test, Jones’s hometown’s fans gathered together with his family and Allan Borders at MCG to relish Dean’s cricket contributions. Also, the Australian cricket players wore Zinc on their lower lips during the pre-match national anthem ceremony. Notably, the #zincupforDeano campaign was held to remark Jones’s one of the trademark looks. Earlier, the private goodbye was bidden to him on the same ground.
“We’re really honored to be able to do it today and I’ve seen a few people wearing the zinc,”
“He made such a contribution to cricket in Australia and Victoria and the MCC.
“It’s a pretty amazing moment and probably an emotional moment for a lot of people.”
Australian fans bid farewell to Dean Jones at his favorite cricket ground
Dean Jones died of heatstroke at the age of 59 in India when he was hired for the on-tube commentary for the thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020).
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