Starc’s father passed away after battling cancer

Australian left-arm fast bowler, Mitchell Starc’s father passed away after battling cancer on Tuesday in their hometown.

Mitchell Starc father

Cricket Australia and the sporting communities of Australia are mourning the demise of Paul Starc, father of international cricketer Mitchell Starc and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Brandon Starc. Paul Starc was battling cancer and on Tuesday he had his last breath at his hometown.

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The Australian fast bowler was with New South Wales as part of the ongoing Sheffield Shield Trophy. The fast bowler pulled out of the game with Victoria, beginning on Thursday at Bankstown Oval. Paul Starc got some severe issues when Mitchell Starc pulled out of the home T20I series against India. He cited family illness as the reason for his decision and didn’t reveal anything more detailed.

“There is nothing in the world more important than family and in this case, Mitch is no exception,” Australia coach Justin Langer said at the time. “We will give Mitch all the time he needs and welcome him back into the squad with open arms whenever he feels the time is right for him and his family.”

“All our thoughts and prayers are going out to Mitch and his family,” NSW and Australian teammate Nathan Lyon said. “It’s a tough time but he knows he’s got all our love and all our support, from everyone here at NSW cricket and the cricket community.”

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