Family bid farewell to Australian great Dean Jones with lap of MCG going

Family bid farewell to Australian great Dean Jones with lap of MCG going

MELBOURNE: The lifetime of Australian cricketer Dean Jones was remembered at a little, private funeral over the weekend including a lap of the Melbourne Cricket Ground, video footage posted online on Wednesday showed.

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Former test and one-day batsman Jones died at 59 last month after suffering asystole at a hotel in India where he was working as a TV pundit for an area broadcaster.
Moving scenes, Rocket Man plays as Deano does his last lap.

A hearse carrying Jones’s handmade Indian coffin and decorated with a floral arrangement of ‘324’, his Australian test cap number, drove a lap round the empty MCG as Elton John’s “Rocket Man” played over loudspeakers.

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