RICHIE BENAUD

  • Former cricketer, commentator Richie Benaud has private funeral April 15, 2015

    Sydney: A private funeral service attended by ex-players Shane Warne and Ian Chappell was held on Wednesday for former Australia cricket captain and commentator Richie Benaud. Benaud died last Friday at the age of 84 of complications from skin cancer. His wife, Daphne, declined a government offer for a state funeral...
  • Richie Benaud's widow declines offer of state funeral April 12, 2015

    Sydney: Richie Benaud's widow Daphne has turned down an offer for a state funeral for her husband and a private service will be held instead in Sydney. Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who made the offer shortly after renowned cricket commentator Benaud, 84, died on Friday from skin cancer complications, said Sunday...
  • Aussie media lavish tributes on 'voice of cricket' Richie Benaud April 11, 2015

    Sydney: Australia's media reflected on the life of cricket great and esteemed broadcaster Richie Benaud in effusive tributes on Saturday. Benaud, who had been fighting skin cancer and suffered serious injury in a car accident in late 2013, passed away in his sleep early Friday at age 84. Overall Benaud played in...
  • 'Voice of cricket' Richie Benaud dies at 84 April 10, 2015

    Benaud, who was a huge figure in the game both on and off the field, died after battling skin cancer. ...
  • State funeral for Richie Benaud offered April 10, 2015

    Sydney: The Australian government on Friday offered a state funeral to the family of former Australian captain and legendary cricket commentator Richie Benaud, who died aged 84. Australia's prime minister Tony Abbott said there would hardly be an Australian over the past 40 years who hadn't listened to Benaud on radio...
  • BCCI condoles passing away of Richie Benaud April 10, 2015

    Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday extended its condolences to the family and friends of former Australia captain and legendary commentator Richie Benaud, who passed away in Sydney on Thursday night following a prolonged battle against skin cancer. "Renowned as one of the greatest leg-spinners...
  • ICC mourns demise of Richie Benaud April 10, 2015

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC), on Friday, paid a rich tribute to former Australia captain and broadcasting legend Richie Benaud, who has passed away at the age of 84 following a prolonged illness. ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said: "Today is a very sad day for cricket as it mourns...
  • Richie Benaud, 1930-2015: Cricket fraternity tweets tributes April 10, 2015

    Former and current players, journalists and cricket lovers all around the world were saddened by the death of former Australia captain and commentator Richie Benaud and paid their tributes on Twitter. Benaud, the celebrated 'voice of cricket' in the commentary box, died at the age of 84 after battling skin cancer....
  • Sachin Tendulkar pays tribute to Richie Benaud April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Friday paid tribute to former Australian captain and legendary commentator Richie Benaud, who passed away in Sydney. "#RIPRichie Wonderful personality who was always warm and encouraging. Had great insights on the game...fondly remember our discussion on the art of leg spin along with...
  • How the world reacted to the sad demise of Richie Benaud April 10, 2015

    Sydney: Reaction to the death of former Australian cricket captain and commentator Richie Benaud, known as the 'Voice of Cricket'. Benaud died late on Thursday aged 84. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott "He was the accompaniment of an Australian summer ... He has been a part of the lives of millions of Australians...
  • Memorable words of Richie Benaud, the 'voice of cricket' April 10, 2015

    Sydney: Richie Benaud, Australia's celebrated former cricket captain and commentator, died on Thursday at the age of 84. Here are a selection of quotes from the man who came to be known as the 'voice of cricket' during a 40-year career behind the microphone. On his approach to cricket commentary: "Put your brain...
  • Former Australia captain Richie Benaud dies at the age of 84 April 10, 2015

    Former Australia captain Richie Benaud, the celebrated 'voice of cricket' in the commentary box, has died at the age of 84 after battling skin cancer. A giant figure in the game both on and off the field, Benaud died peacefully in his sleep in a Sydney hospice late on Thursday, his...
  • Cricket commentator Richie Benaud fighting skin cancer November 10, 2014

    Sydney: Legendary cricket commentator Richie Benaud revealed on Monday he is battling skin cancer and is undergoing radiation therapy. The 84-year-old former Australian cricket captain made his illness public at the Nine Network's launch for its Australian summer cricket coverage. Benaud, an admired figure in Australian cricket, urged people to take precautions...
  • Richie Benaud offered chance to commentate from home August 27, 2014

    Australia's voice of cricket Richie Benaud has been offered the chance to commentate on Test matches from his home this year if he is not well enough to get to the grounds, according to broadcaster Channel Nine. The 83yearold former Australia captain has been absent from the commentary box since crashing...
  • Voice of cricket Richie Benaud stable after car crash October 24, 2013

    Sydney: Former Australia captain Richie Benaud, the voice of cricket for millions of television viewers, has been injured in a car accident and will remain in hospital for the next few days, Channel Nine said on Thursday. The 83yearold, who led Australia to three successive Ashes series victories in the 1950s...
  • Bill Lawry to bow out of commentators' box in January December 3, 2012

    Perth: Bill Lawry, the legendary Channel 9 commentator, is slated to retire from the commentary box after a 35year stint with broadcasting. The Sydney Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka from January 3 to 7 will be his last as a commentator. Lawry began his commentary career during Kerry...