Opening day of the Boxing Day Test between India and Australia will witness a particular tribute to former Aussie cricketer and commentator Dean Jones who handed away in September in a Mumbai lodge whereas on commentary responsibility. The occasion will happen during the Tea break on Day 1 the place Jones’ spouse Jane and daughters Isabella and Phoebe will probably be on hand. A crowd of up to 30,000 is anticipated to be in attendance on Day 1.
As per Cricket Australia’s plans, an entire bay of seats will probably be coated in a banner for your complete Test, which is able to recognise the Victorian nice’s contribution to the sport.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 25, 2020
It will embrace the studying of a poem about Jones written by his nice buddy, Chris Driscoll. There will probably be a video tribute at 3.24 pm, recognising Jones’ Test quantity, 324. That quantity was additionally his highest first-class rating, scored in opposition to South Australia on the MCG in 1994.
Deano, who was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame final 12 months, performed in 52 Tests and 164 ODIs.A personal funeral was organised in September on the MCG the place solely his rapid relations had joined it due to Covid-19 protocol.
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Remembering his cricketing icon, former Aussie batsman Brad Hodge recalled occasions when he performed alongside Jones. “You have your idols as a youngster, that’s who you aspire to be. We just loved Deano, as a Victorian, growing up, watching him play one-day internationals for Australia, then Test matches, just revolutionising one-day cricket, that’s what really caught my eye,” Hodge was quoted as saying by The Sydney Morning Herald.