CRICKET journalist and former president of the Marylebone Cricket Club, Christopher Martin-Jenkins, has died of cancer. He was 67.
His friend and colleague Jonathan Agnew said on Twitter: “Desperately sad to tell you that CMJ died peacefully this morning”.
The news was also reported by the BBC, where Martin-Jenkins worked as a commentator on Test Match Special.
He also worked as a cricket correspondent for both the Daily Telegraph and the Times during his career.
Martin-Jenkins was given an MBE in 2009 and served as the MCC’s president in 2010 and 2011. The official account of Lord’s tweeted this morning: “Former MCC President Christopher Martin-Jenkins has died. Sad, sad news to start the new year.”