Dean Jones’ death enquiry takes a new turn after statements from family
Dean Jones passed away after collapsing in a hotel in Mumbai on September 24, 2020.
Updated - Dec 26, 2020 1:37 pm
Former Australian batsman Dean Jones passed away after collapsing in a hotel in Mumbai on September 24, 2020. Jones was a part of the commentary panel for the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and was preparing for the same when he breathed his last. It was reported that the legendary cricketer turned commentator died at the age of 59 due to a heart attack.
However, the wife of legendary batsman Jones, Jane revealed that the cricketer’s death is “under a coroner’s enquiry” as he died of a catastrophic stroke and not of a heart attack. Both the Indian and Australian coroners who had examined the body of the late cricketer claimed that he died of a stroke.
“It is actually under a coroner’s inquiry at the moment, not that they think there is anything other than what they have found, but just that he was a bit young to have the stroke the way it happened,” Jane Jones told The Age.
Dean Jones loved the sub-continent and they loved him: Jane Jones
Cricket Australia (CA) paid an emotional tribute to Dean Jones during the Day 1 of the ongoing highly-anticipated Boxing Day Test between India and Australia. The tribute had the reading of a poem written for Jones by his great friend Chris Driscoll along with a video tribute at 3:24 pm as a homage to his Test number, 324.
Speaking about the same, Jones’ wife stated earlier, “I hope Saturday is a big celebration. That’s the way we are looking at it. The fact that we were only allowed to have 10 people (at his memorial service) in the middle of COVID, we were very alone. It will be nice for some of the public to be a part of it. The girls are thrilled to do something.”
Dean Jones was closely associated with the sub-continent as he played some of his career’s best innings there and was also involved in the coaching and commentating there during the later stage.
Elaborating his love for the sub-continent, Jane told The Sydney Morning Herald, “He loved the sub-continent and they loved him. We are really thrilled they are here. I know it’s really hard under the circumstances with COVID, and everyone is suffering in some shape or form, and the cricketers are, too … but cricket makes everyone so happy,”