The first match of the three ODI series is being played between India and Australia in Sydney. Before the match started, the players of both the countries kept a minute’s silence in honor of Dean Jones and are playing the black band on the arm. Jones died in September during the Indian Premier League. Jones, a former Australia batsman who played 52 Tests and 164 ODIs, was in Mumbai as part of a commentary panel of the IPL’s official broadcaster when he died on 24 September due to a heart attack.

Jones will be paid tribute twice

In his honor, Cricket Australia (CA) has decided to pay tribute to him twice during the series against India. The first honor was given to him during the first ODI on SCG today. 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 Jones on the first day of the second Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. When Jones played, he used to get a lot of support from the audience on this home ground.

Honor will also be given on Boxind Day Test

According to the report, “The greatest honor will be given during the Boxing Day Test on MCG. The tribute will be offered at 3:24 pm on tea 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, he has written on the demise 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 under discussion. ”

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. Jones scored 3631 runs in Test cricket with the help of 11 centuries while in ODI cricket he has 6063 runs to his name.