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.”