Andrew Symonds, former Australia allrounder, dies in car crash aged 46

Andrew Symonds, former Australia allrounder, dies in car crash aged 46

Andrew Symonds, the former Australian allrounder who played in 26 Tests and 198 ODIs in an international career spanning from 1998 through 2009, has died in a car crash in Queensland.

Symonds was 46 and is said to have been involved in an accident outside Townsville where he lived in retirement.

In a statement, police said they were investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash in Hervey Range, around 50 kilometres southwest of Townsville.

Symonds was a two-time World Cup winner during both of Australia’s undefeated title runs in 2003 and 2007 as well as a key member of the Test side in the mid-2000s. His death is the third one of an Australian cricketer in 2022, following the passing of Shane Warne and Rodney Marsh in the first week of March.

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