MELBOURNE, Australia (AP):
JAMES STRONG, chairman of the local organising committee for the 2015 Cricket World Cup, has died after complications following surgery. He was 68.
Strong died on Sunday in Sydney, his f amil y said i n a statement.
John Harnden, chief executive of the 2015 World Cup organising committee, released a statement yesterday saying, “We will continue the work he began on the World Cup and deliver a tournament in 2015 that would make him proud.”
Strong was head of Australian airline Qantas from 1993-2001. He was also chairman of Australian auto racing series V8 Supercars.
Formula One driver Mark Webber paid tribute with a tweet yesterday, saying Strong had been “very special towards my junior racing career. Great guy. Will be missed.”