Ahead of the first playoffs of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020, the franchises Karachi Kings and Multan Sultan paid tribute to Dean Jones, who died in September because of a cardiac arrest. The late Australian cricketer was the head coach of Karachi Kings.
Dean Jones, at the age of 59, passed away in Mumbai where he was living in a hotel because of his professional commitments.
Multan Sultan joined Karachi Kings for paying tribute to their late head coach. They formed a ‘D’ and placed a life-size cut out of Jones in the middle, with the words ‘We Miss Your’ printed on it while the digital scoreboard displayed the words ‘Forever in our hearts, Deano!’
A touching tribute for Dean Jones before the Qualifier in the Pakistan Super League today ❤️
— ICC (@ICC) November 14, 2020
Dean Jones Farewelled At Iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground
Dean Jones, with the name of ‘Prof Deano’, was a highly active social media user and kept his openly about cricket on all the platforms. He had played 52 Test matches scoring 3,631 runs at an average of 46.55. The batsman also had eleven Test centuries to his name.
Apart from Tests, Jones also played 164 ODIs and scored 6068 runs at an average of 44.61, including seven centuries and 46 fifties.
Dean Jones was also given a rich farewell in Melbourne Cricket Ground. He was bid adieu with a final lap of honour at the empty MCG. A total of 10 people, including his family and close friends, attended the event.
Meanwhile, Karachi Kings won the first playoff against Multan Sultan and are now set to play the grand-finale of the PSL 2020. Their opponent in the marquee clash will be the winner between Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultan, who will clash again with each other on Sunday (November 15)