Cricket - Martin-Jenkins passes away

Cricket journalist and former president of the Marylebone Cricket Club, Christopher Martin-Jenkins, has died of cancer. He was 67.

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Cricket - Martin-Jenkins passes away

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Christopher Martin-Jenkins has died

His friend and colleague Jonathan Agnew said on Twitter: "Desperately sad to tell you that CMJ died peacefully this morning".

The news was also reported by the BBC, where Martin-Jenkins worked as a commentator on Test Match Special.

He also worked as a cricket correspondent for both the Daily Telegraph and the Times during his career.

Martin-Jenkins was given an MBE in 2009 and served as the MCC's president in 2010 and 2011. The official account of Lord's tweeted: "Former MCC President Christopher Martin-Jenkins has died. Sad, sad news to start the new year."

Martin-Jenkins' son Robin was a professional cricketer for Sussex until his retirement in 2010, making 162 first class appearances for the county.

Reacting to the news on Twitter, Charlotte Edwards, captain of England's women, said: "Awful news of Christopher Martin Jenkins passing away,true gentleman and fantastic servant to the game of cricket,he will be missed #ripcmj".

Former England spinner Shaun Udal added: "So sad to hear the news that Christopher Martin-Jenkins has passed away this morning. #ripcmj".

Ex-England all-rounder and current broadcaster Sir Ian Botham added: "Very sad to hear of the death of the 'Major'... Christopher Martin Jenkins. Our thoughts are with the family . A true Gentleman !!"

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