The cricket stadium will be named after the late Andrew Symonds. Andrew Symonds died in a single-car crash in May at the age of 46.
Late Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds will have a stadium named after him in his hometown. As the Townsville City Council has decided to rename The Riverway Stadium in his honor.
Andrew Symonds, who died earlier this year in a tragic car accident, made his Australian national team debut in 1998. In a decade-long career, he represented Australia in 26 Tests. 198 One-day Internationals, and 14 Twenty20 Internationals, winning the ODI World Cup twice.
Symonds, regarded as one of the greatest fielders of his generation. A live wire in the field and a deadly accurate thrower in the inner circle. His unexpected death shocked the entire country, which had only recently recovered from the deaths of legends Rod Marsh and Shane Warne.
Townsville Councillor Maurie Soars shed light on the late Australian cricketer’s off-field impact. Stating that he was always working for the benefit of his juniors and local cricketers. He worked in complete silence, fearing that any attention would detract from his efforts to help the town’s cricketers.
“The work he did around here with the juniors and the local cricket scene was unparalleled. He did it while deaf. ” He didn’t want to detract from or distract from the efforts being made,” Maurie Soars was quoted as saying.
The Riverway Stadium will host a three-match ODI series between Australia and Zimbabwe.
According to NewsCorp, the Townsville City Council decided last month to consider renaming the Riverway Stadium in memory of the Queensland cricketer. The touching gesture from the city council honors the hard work and accomplishments of their hometown hero.
So far, the Riverway Stadium has hosted only two international matches, both one-day internationals between Hong Kong and Papua New Guinea. However, the stadium will soon see more action as it will host an ODI series between Australia and Zimbabwe later this month.