Former cricketer Dean Jones, 59, passes away after cardiac arrest

MUMBAI: In what is coming out as an extremely tragic development, former Australian batsman and well-known commentator Dean Jones passed away on Thursday afternoon due to cardiac arrest.
Jones was in Mumbai as part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) broadcast set-up, and was learnt to be absolutely fine before he suffered a sudden collapse.
Jones was 59. His family, back in Australia, has been informed.
On Thursday, at around 11 am, Jones, after finishing his breakfast, attended a briefing session for the day’s IPL broadcast and then was enjoying a casual session of bat and ball with colleagues in the corridors of the hotel he was staying in South Mumbai.
Suddenly, to everybody’s shock, Jones fell down and collapsed, following which he was rushed in a standby ambulance to the Harkisandas Hospital in the city.
The hospital authorities declared him dead on arrival. The relevant authorities will issue a statement soon after the formalities are over, including a post-mortem.
More details soon…

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