The cricket world is mourning the loss of another icon, Andrew Symonds, just months after the passing of Shane Warne and Rod Marsh
Former Australian Cricketer Andrew Symonds died in a single-car accident, at the age of 46.
He was involved in a crash in Townsville Queensland, on Saturday night after 11 pm local time. Symonds suffered fatal injuries, despite Emergency services’ efforts to revive him, with his two dogs surviving the accident.
Tributes are flowing in for the beloved cricketer who leaves behind his wife Laura and two young children, Billie and Chloe.
Police say the cause of the crash remains unknown, with a formal investigation now underway.
Symonds was a cricketing icon playing 26 test matches for Australia, 198 one-day Internationals, and 14 Twenty20 Internationals.
Symonds retired in 2012 but stayed on Television screens as a prominent commentator for Fox Sports.
He was reportedly a lively and loveable larrikin and a well-respected person on and off the pitch.
This is the third Australian cricketer to die this year, following the tragic passings of Shane Warne and Rod Marsh.
Emergency World Cup departure by England’s Raheem Sterling
In a nightmare situation for the English national football team, Raheem Sterling has returned home after intruder broke into his family residence
Football superstar Raheem Sterling has returned home on an emergency flight, after intruders broke into his family residence.
Police are investigating the burglary at Sterling’s home in a town called Leatherhead, just south of Central London.
Reports suggest a number of expensive items were stolen, including watches and other jewellery.
Sources close to Sterling say he is “shaken” and “concerned” about the wellbeing of his loved ones and wants to be home to “support his family.”
There have been nothing be best wishes and support from fellow team mates and staff.
It comes as England get set for a big semi-finals match against France.
China hides maskless crowd by editing World Cup broadcast
China has made an effort to hide the rest of the world from its citizens by editing out crowd scenes from World Cup coverage
A China coverup has come to light as the country attempts to censor its World Cup broadcast.
Protests against China’s strict zero-covid strategy are engulfing its major cities, as Chinese TV feeds are edited to steer clear of crowd scenes.
State television removed camera shots of maskless crowd goers and instead shows closeups of coaches and players.
This has its citizens questioning why the rest of the world is getting on with normality, while they remain under strict lockdown.
The World Cup comes at a turbulent time for China, as millions remain shut away from the rest of the world.
It also comes just weeks after Xi Jinping secured a third term, with many are now demanding an end to his rein.
Tech giant could bid for Man Utd
Apple could be the next owner of English football giant Manchester United.
Reports suggest the American tech giant is considering a billion-dollar bid to take over the club.
It was confirmed earlier this week that the American Glazer family’s ownership of the football club is set to end.
The family sent a note to the New York Stock Exchange saying they’re exploring “strategic alternatives” for the English football club.
Apple CEO Tim Cook is apparently keen to explore opportunities that owning Manchester United could provide, and is weighing up an official bid for the club in the region of $7 billion.
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