Sydney: The ODI series between India and Australia (IND vs AUS) is to begin on November 27 at the Sydney ground. Before the first two teams will hold a minute’s silence in honor of Dean Jones. Both teams will tie the black band on their arm and land on the ground. Jones died in September this year during the Indian Premier League.
Former Australian batsman Jones, who played 52 Tests and 164 ODIs for Australia, was in Mumbai as part of a commentary panel of the official IPL broadcaster when he died on 24 September due to a heart attack.
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In his honor, Cricket Australia (CA) has decided to pay tribute to him twice during the series against India.
The first honors will be given to them during the first ODI against India at the SCG where a minute of silence will be kept before the match starts and the teams of the two countries will play a black band on their arms. Important moments of his illustrious career will also be shown on the big screen.
On the tour of Australia, India will play a series of four Test matches besides three ODIs and as many T20 Internationals.
Cricket Australia will also pay tribute to Dean Jones on the first day of the second Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. When Jones used to play, he got a lot of support from the audience on this home ground.
The greatest honor will be given during the Boxing Day Test at MCG. This tribute will be paid at three to 24 minutes during the tea break on the first day where Jones’s wife Jane and family members will be present.
It said, ‘During this time, the poetry of local writer Chris Driscoll will be read, and he has written on the death of Jones. During the entire test, banners will be placed at the seating area of the audience paying tribute to them. Other plans are also being discussed.
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Jones’ highest first class score and test cap number is 324, and so it was decided that he would be paid tribute at 3:24 pm.
Let us tell that Jones scored 3631 runs in Test cricket with the help of 11 centuries while in ODI cricket he has 6063 runs in his name.