Andrew Symonds in KFC T20 series
Andrew Symonds in KFC T20 collection (Picture Supply: Twitter)

Late Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds can have a stadium named after him in his hometown because the Townsville Metropolis Council has determined to commemorate the two-time world champion by renaming The Riverway Stadium in his reminiscence.

Andrew Symonds, who handed away earlier this 12 months in Might in a tragic automotive accident, made his debut for the Australian nationwide facet in 1998. In a profession spanning over a decade, he represented Australia in 26 Exams, 198 one-day internationals, and 14 T20Is, and lifted the ODI World Cup twice throughout his taking part in time.

Thought-about one of many best fielders of his technology, Symonds was a stay wire within the subject and was lethal correct together with his throws within the internal circle. His stunning dying left the complete nation mourning, who had barely recovered from the passing away of legends Rod Marsh and Shane Warne earlier this 12 months.

Townsville Councillor Maurie Soars make clear the deceased Aussie cricketer’s influence off the sector as he all the time labored for the advantage of his juniors and native cricketers. He did all his work in silence with out anticipating any consideration as it could distract the efforts for the upliftment of the cricketers within the city.

“The work he did round right here with the juniors and the native cricket scene was past evaluate and he did it with no voice. He didn’t wish to take away or distract from the efforts that have been being supplied,” Maurie Soars was quoted as saying.

The Riverway Stadium will host a three-match ODI collection between Australia and Zimbabwe later this month

NewsCorp revealed that in a gathering final month, the Townsville Metropolis Council determined to contemplate renaming the Riverway Stadium within the reminiscence of the Queensland cricketer. The endearing gesture from the town council acknowledges the arduous work and achievements of their native hero.

The Riverway Stadium has thus far hosted simply two worldwide matches each ODIs being between Hong Kong and Papua New Guinea. However the stadium will quickly see some extra motion as it’s set to host the upcoming collection between Australia and Zimbabwe later this month.

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