Former England cricketer and commentator Robin Jackman dies aged 75



Robin Jackman, former England fast bowler and commentator, passed away at 75. He is survived by his wife Yvonne and two daughters.

Born in Shimla, India, Jackman played four Tests and 15 ODIs for England, picking up 33 international wickets between 1974 and 1983.

His domestic career began in 1966 and he played nearly 400 games, taking 1402 first-class wickets. He was useful with the bat too, having scored 5,681 first-class runs with 17 half-centuries.

“We are saddened to learn about the death of legendary commentator and former England bowler Robin Jackman, who has passed away aged 75,” the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a tweet.

Post retirement, he settled in South Africa and served as a broadcaster.

“So passionate and knowledgeable about the game of cricket..such a great storyteller..always willing to many good memories R.I.P Jackers,” tweeted Shaun Pollock.

“Awoken to the sad news of dear buddy & comms colleague Robin Jackman passing... Blessed to have had wonderful times shared ‘Jackers’ RIP Rob,” said Danny Morrison.

Jackman had undergone two surgeries to remove malignant tumours after being diagnosed with throat cancer in 2012. (PTI)

(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)