The Pakistan Super League 2020 champions Karachi Kings have dedicated their Win to their former coach Dean Jones, saying that it was his struggle and hard work that enabled them to achieve this.
Kings’ coach Wasim Akram, dedicating the victory to Dean Jones, said: “Of course this win is for Dean Jones […] it’s the late Jones’ hard work that had brought this about.”
A special victory for Karachi Kings, which coach Wasim Akram dedicated to the late Dean Jones 🌟 pic.twitter.com/RM5LIZdbfL
— ICC (@ICC) November 17, 2020
Karachi Kings played a fantastic match against Lahore Qalandars and beat them by five wickets to crown themselves the new PSL champions.
Waqas Masood, Arshad Iqbal, and Umaid Asif picked 2 wickets each. Karachi Kings’ bowlers did a fanastic job to restrict Qalanders to 134 .
Karachi Kings, chasing 135 to win, reached the total in 18.4 overs with seven wickets to spare thanks to powerful 50s by Babar Azam. Babar stayed calm scored 63 runs
Last week, the fifth edition of the PSL resumed with a tribute to Dean Jones.
“Forever in our hearts, Deano!” read the screen as the players of Karachi Kings (KK) and Multan Sultans honoured Dean Jones with one minute silence and forming the letter ‘D’.
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) November 14, 2020
According to reports the 59-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest in Mumbai, where he had been invited to work as a commentator during the Indian Premier League.
Dean Jones had served as head coach to the Pakistan Super League franchise Karachi Kings and previously as coach and mentor to winning side Islamabad United in 2016 and 2018.