ICC mourns death of Christopher Martin-Jenkins

Christoper Martin-Jenkins passed away on Tuesday © Getty Images

Dubai: Jan 1, 2012

The International Cricket Council on Tuesday mourned the passing away of cricket commentator and former president of the MCC Christopher Martin-Jenkins, who died of cancer at the age of 67.

“There are few men in cricket who are known simply by the initials and the fact that Christopher was referred to simply as CMJ around the cricket world reflects his standing in the game. He was a brilliant broadcaster with the BBCs Test Match Special as well as a renowned cricket correspondent for the BBC, The Daily Telegraph and The Times,” ICC chief executive Dave Richardson said in an ICC statement.

“Cricket has lost two of its most revered commentators in the last few days with the passing of both CMJ and, last week, of Tony Greig. I know that press boxes around the world will be deeply saddened by the death of two giants of the game and we pass on our condolences to both their families. I, like their colleagues, cricketers and administrators, will miss their wise words and their company.”

Martin-Jenkins was given an MBE in 2009 for his services to sport and served as the MCC’s president in 2010 and 2011.