Cricket great Richie Benaud dies aged 84

Former Australia cricket captain and renowned commentator Richie Benaud has died, aged 84, Channel Nine has reported.

Benaud, arguably the most influential Australian cricketer post-World War II, had been fighting skin cancer.

A veteran of 63 Test matches, Benaud played a pivotal role in the formation of World Series Cricket in the 1970s and was one of the world’s most recognised commentators, anchoring the Nine Network’s cricket coverage for decades.

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