Promising Cricket Star Tom Maynard Killed By Tube Train

Surrey cricketer Tom Maynard has died after being struck by a London Underground train. The batsman, 23, from Cardiff, played for his county in the t20 game against Kent on Sunday.

Monday’s incident involved a District Line train at Wimbledon Park station. Police said a man matching Maynard’s description ran away after a car being driven “erratically” was stopped shortly before. The police watchdog IPCC is investigating. A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “At approximately 04:15 BST on Monday, 18 June, officers stopped a vehicle after it was seen being driven erratically in Arthur Road, SW19: “The male driver of the vehicle – a black Mercedes C250 – made off on foot. Officers were unable to locate the man.


London Ambulance Service medics were called but Maynard was pronounced dead at the scene. British Transport Police (BTP) said the death was not being treated as suspicious. The BTP said: “The incident was reported to BTP at 05:03 BST and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

In a statement, Surrey described Maynard as “an incredibly talented young batsman”. Maynard, who came through the ranks at Glamorgan, was considered a rising star in the game and earned himself a place on the England Lions tour to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the start of this year. He moved to The Oval at the start of last season following his father Matthew’s departure from the Welsh county in 2010 after claiming his position had become “untenable”.

Surrey’s Friends Life t20 game against the Hampshire Royals at the Kia Oval on Wednesday has been postponed. England cancelled their press conference at Surrey’s home, the Oval, ahead of the one-day international with the West Indies on Tuesday.

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Source: BBC News

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Jeremy Lin’s Knee Surgery May Suspend Lin-sanity for 6 Weeks

Jeremy Lin will miss the rest of the regular season because he needs knee surgery that will sideline him six weeks and could leave the Knicks without their star point guard in the playoffs – if they make it that far. Lin had an MRI exam this week that revealed a small, chronic meniscus tear and he has elected to have surgery next week in New York.

Speaking slowly during a pregame press conference, Lin was unable to hide his disappointment with the decision that was reached earlier Saturday after a painful workout.

“It (stinks) not being able to be out there with the team,” he said. Later, he updated his Facebook page with the message: “Thanks for all the love! (I’ll) return from this surgery stronger and better than before … and hopefully in time for the playoffs!”


The Knicks will continue to turn to Baron Davis in place of Lin, the undrafted Harvard alum who became the starter in February and turned in a series of brilliant performances, kicking off a phenomenon that was called Linsanity. Lin is averaging 14.1 points and 6.1 assists, but the numbers only tell a small part of the story.

He was the first player with at least 20 points and seven assists in each of his first five starts since the Elias Sports Bureau began charting starts in 1970. He had a 3-pointer to win a game in Toronto, scored 38 points to outplay Kobe Bryant in a national TV victory over the Lakers, then had 28 points and 14 assists in another nationally televised victory over the NBA champion Dallas Mavericks.

Source: Yahoo News

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