Former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds has died aged 46 after he was
involved in a car crash.
Symonds was a hugely talented all-rounder who excelled in the shorter forms
of the game and also played 26 Tests for his country.
Queensland Police say they are investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash in Hervey
Range, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Townsville. Emergency services attending
the crash had tried to revive Symonds, but he died from his injuries.
Early information indicated the crash happened shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday.
Symonds played 26 Test matches for Australia as a batting all-rounder between 2004
and 2008, as well as 198 one-day internationals and 14 Twenty20 internationals.
“The club is shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of former overseas star and
cult hero, Andrew Symonds,” the star’s former club, Kent Cricket, said on Twitter.
“The thoughts of everyone at Kent Cricket are with Roy’s family and friends at this
desperately sad time.”
Symonds won two 50-over World Cups with Australia in 2003 and 2007 and was part
of the 2006-07 Ashes win over England.
In total, he played 17 seasons for Queensland in Australia’s domestic league and also
represented Kent, Gloucestershire, Lancashire and Surrey in UK county cricket.
Symonds played 26 Tests and 198 one-day internationals for Australia in a career
than spanned 11 years.
After retiring in 2012, Symonds worked as a TV commentator for Fox Sports.
Symonds is the third Australian cricket icon to die this year after Shane Warne and