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WATCH: Josh Baker’s 3-Wicket Haul Against Somerset As Cricket World Mourns Sad Demise Of 20-Year-Old Cricketer

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In what comes a shock news to cricket fans around the world, 20-year-old Worcestershire spinner Josh Baker passed away in mysterious circumstances. As reported by Daily Mail, the spinner was found dead in his flat after he did not turn up for Day 3 of his team’s match against Somerset. He did not answer calls from his mate which prompted him to visit Baker’s flat where he was found dead. There has been no official confirmation about the reason behind Baker’s sudden demise. Baker made his first-class debut for Worcestershire in July 2021 and represented England at Under-19 level.

Baker had an outstanding day with the ball a day before his death and bagged a three-wicket haul against Somerset. The match between Worcestershire and Somerset was abandoned and announced as a draw following the tragic news.

Worcestershire County Cricket Club released a statement and confirmed the sad passing away of Josh Baker while also requesting for privacy during the sensitive period.

“Worcestershire County Cricket Club is heartbroken to announce the untimely passing of Josh Baker, who was aged only 20 years old. Josh turned professional with the Club in 2021 and quickly became a popular figure within the squad. More than his skills as a spin bowler, it was his vibrant spirit and infectious enthusiasm that endeared him to everyone he met. His warmth, kindness, and professionalism were remarkable, making him a true credit to his family and a loved member of our team. During this profoundly difficult time, the Club is dedicated to supporting Josh’s family, friends, and colleagues. We are united in our grief and committed to honouring his memory in a manner befitting the remarkable person he was. Plans to pay tribute to Josh will be made in consultation with his family and will remain private at this time. The Club, along with Josh’s family, requests the respect of privacy as we mourn this immense loss. No further comments will not be provided during this sensitive period,” the statement read.

Worcestershire chief executive, the former England spinner Ashley Giles, also expressed grief at the sad passing away of Josh Baker.

‘The news of Josh’s passing has left us all devastated. Josh was much more than a team-mate; he was an integral part of our cricket family. We will all miss him terribly. All our love and prayers go out to Josh’s family and friends,’ said Ashley Giles.

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