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MCG bids an honoured farewell to late Dean Jones

MCG bids a farewell to late Dean Jones. Image: NagaLand page
MCG bids a farewell to late Dean Jones. Image: NagaLand page

The cricketing world has finally bid a farewell to one of its precious gems as the empty Melbourne Cricket Stadium (MCG) privately said goodbye to the late Dean Jones along with his ten family members.

The ground’s public system addressed the tunes played by his dearest friend, Elton Johns, and INXS. Jones’ coffin carried his cap number, his highest first-class runs as a hearse carried it.

Being remembered by his closest in the ground where he played fifty-two test matches and as many club fixtures, he moved from his father Berney’s club Carlton to the MCG in the 1980s.

Notably, he was subjected to a cardiac arrest amidst his presence in India as he was hired for the on-tube commentary for the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL 2020).

MCG bids an honored farewell to the late Dean Jones

His wife was overwhelmed by the public’s support and messages over his death. However, the family will be griefing on their biggest loss.

“We have been deeply moved by the outpouring of love for Dean over the last week and can’t thank everyone enough for their support and for sharing their memories with us,” she said.

“It has been an awful time to navigate as a family, but I could not have thought of a more fitting place to say goodbye to my husband than under the lights of his beloved MCG.

“We’d like to extend a huge ‘thank you’ to the Melbourne Cricket Club and the MCG for their willingness to create our personal tribute to Dean, and for Cricket Australia’s support.

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