Watch: Dean Jones privately farewelled at MCG
Former Australian cricketer and veteran commentator Late Dean Jones farewelled with a guard of honor in the empty Melbourne Cricket Ground.
A few days back, the entire cricketing world was shocked by the sudden demise of former Australian cricketer Dean Jones. The former cricketer died following a cardiac arrest in Mumbai, where he was officiating as a commentator for the ongoing Indian Premier League 2020.
After the tragic event, the former Australian cricketer was farewelled with a guard honor in the empty Melbourne Cricket Ground, surrounded by his family. Due to the ongoing lockdown in Victoria, Dean Jones’ farewell was limited with only 10 attendees on last Saturday.
Dean Jones’ better half Jane Jones said that their family deeply moved by the things that happened in the last few days. And also stated that there will be a public gathering will be organized to remember the former cricketer, once the situations are back to normal in Victoria.
“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,” Jane Jones 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.
What better way to honour him than with the music of his friends Elton John and INXS echoing throughout the empty stadium. 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.
We would also like to extend a big thank you to the Department of Foreign Affairs for ensuring Dean was returned home to us as quickly as possible. We will forever miss Dean’s energy, his zest for life, passion for cricket and his love for us as a family.”
Moving scenes, Rocket Man plays as Deano does his last lap pic.twitter.com/K6sUb8xXih
— Peter Lalor (@plalor) October 7, 2020