Andrew Symonds dies in car crash

He won 2003 and 2007 World Cups for Australia
May 14, 2022
Photo: AFP
Photo: AFP

Legendary Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds has passed away in a car accident, aged 46, Fox News reported on Sunday.

According to senior cricket journalist Robert Craddock, the accident happened outside Townsville at about 10.30 pm Saturday night.

As per Queensland police statement, a single-car crash, occurred late on Saturday night at Hervey Range near Alice River Bridge, when the car left the road and rolled.

"Early information indicates, shortly after 11 pm the car was being driven on Hervey Range Road, near Alice River Bridge when it left the roadway and rolled," the statement read.

Paramedics attempted to revive the two-time ICC World Cup winner but he later died at the scene as a result of his injuries.

His family also confirmed the tragic news and thanked wellwishers for their messages and asking that their privacy be respected.

The Queenslander is the third Australia cricket legend to suddenly pass away this year following the tragic deaths of leg-spinner Shane Warne and wicketkeeper Rod Marsh.

The Birmingham-born right-hander represented Australia in 26 Tests, 198 ODIs and 14 T20Is, where he scored over 6,800 runs and claimed 165 wickets.

Symonds was part of Australia’s 2003 and 2007 World Cup winning teams.


Andrew Symonds


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