Andrew Symonds gets honoured by Queensland Cricket

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The Riverway Stadium in Townsville have named their grandstand after late cricket Andrew Symonds. The all-rounder spent the most of his domestic career at the venue, when he was associated with its tenants, the Queensland Cricket Team between 1993 and 2009.

Andrew Symonds gets grandstand named after him

Symonds passed away in May this year due to a car crash in Queensland. After his tragic demise, his family and friends along with several former and active Australian cricketers honoured him with tributes at the Riverway Stadium.

The venue was most recently used to stage a three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe, where many of the players gathered to pay their respects to the former all-rounder.

The stadium has now decided to name its grandstand after the legendary cricketer. The new title of the grandstand, Andrew Symonds Grandstand, was unveiled by his children, Chloe and Will, this week.

While speaking with the reporters, Chloe said:

“It just feels like he's going to be loved from every direction, like he's going to be loved from everyone. I know he didn't like anything big, and it's not a big grandstand…so he would probably have loved that.”

Symonds was one of the driving forces behind Australia’s twin World Cup triumphs in 2003 and 2007. Moreover, he flayed the Pakistani attack on his World Cup debut game in 2003 by smacking a match-winning 143 off just 126 balls.

The innings is believed by many to have set the tone for Australia’s unbeaten run that tournament.

He represented his national side in 26 Tests, 198 ODIs and 14 T20Is to compile nearly 7,000 international runs and bagging 165 wickets.

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