Legendary Australian hitter Dean Jones died Thursday in Mumbai. Dean is based in India and works as a commentator / analyst for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 with Star Sports host. India has now handed over the legendary Australian body to the Australian consulate in Mumbai following a call from Dean’s wife Jane Jones from Melbourne. The bodies were handed over to the Australian consulate on Friday at 4pm IST.
Now Australian High Commission officials in New Delhi, Australian Cricket in Melbourne, the Australian Consulate in Mumbai and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) are working on Dean’s body flight to Australia as quickly as possible. Star Sports is also contributing in an effort to make the whole process easy.
As per reports, a charter airline service company called International SOS has been contracted to do the work. Star Sports officials say they are doing everything to make sure Dean’s body reaches the family soon.
“We use the best repatriation service available and in collaboration with the Australian High Commission, Deano deserves the best for his contribution to the matches and broadcasts,” said a Star Sports source, as quoted by the Bangalore Mirror.
Mumbai Police on Thursday. A corpse was carried on the body of Australian cricketer Dean Jones at Sir JJ’s Hospital in Byculla. On the Friday after we received the email and phone call from his wife Jane, we notified the Australian consulate about it. They checked his body from the morgue at around 4pm and (it) will be flown to Australia soon, “said Mrityanjay Hiremath, senior Police Inspector of the Marine Drive police station.
Dean has represented Australia in 52 Test matches and 164 ODI in his career and retired from international cricket in 1997.
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