Surrey Cricketer Tom Maynard Dies at 23

ENGLISH cricket is in shock today with the tragic news that Surrey youngster Tom Maynard has died aged 23.

A young cricketer tipped for a bright international future with England was killed today after trying to evade police by crossing a London Underground line.

The police watchdog is to consider investigating the death of Surrey cricketer Tom Maynard.

Maynard, 23, from Cardiff, died on Monday morning after being struck by a London Underground train.

The Metropolitan Police said a man matching his description ran away after a car being driven “erratically” was stopped shortly before.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) confirmed it had been notified of the incident.

In a statement the IPCC said: “Once a formal referral has been received from the MPS (Metropolitan Police Service) an assessment will take place regarding the level of IPCC involvement.”

Maynard’s death was announced a day after he played for his county in the t20 game against Kent.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “At approximately 04:15 BST on Monday, 18 June, officers stopped a vehicle after it was seen being driven erratically in Arthur Road, SW19.

“The male driver of the vehicle – a black Mercedes C250 – made off on foot. Officers were unable to locate the man.

“At approximately 05:10 BST the body of a man fitting the same description was found on tracks near Wimbledon Park station.”

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