Mickey Arthur's mother passes away

Jun 27, 2013, 08:58 IST | PA Sport

Former Australia coach Mickey Arthur's mother has died following a long battle with cancer

Arthur confirmed his mother, Lynne, had passed away in South Africa just days after he was sacked as Australia’s coach.

“It’s not a nice time for us as a family, but you know, that happens as well,” Arthur told reporters after landing here, where he lives with his wife and children. “I’ll be going to Joburg I think in about two days.”

Australia’s players wore black armbands for the opening day of their warm-up match against Somerset yesterday to pay their respect.

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