Aussie cricket star’s tragic loss

Mitchell Starc will miss NSW’s next match because he is mourning the loss of his father Paul, who died from cancer this week.

Mitchell Starc will miss the Blues’ next Sheffield Shield game after Cricket NSW confirmed his father Paul had died from cancer.

The Australian fast bowler pulled out of the clash with Victoria, beginning on Thursday at Bankstown Oval, as he mourns the loss of his dad, who passed away on Tuesday.

Starc pulled out of Australia’s bio-secure bubble during the T20 series against India in December because of a family illness.

“There is nothing in the world more important than family and in this case Mitch is no exception,” Australia coach Justin Langer said at the time.

“We will give Mitch all the time he needs and welcome him back into the squad with open arms whenever he feels the time is right for him and his family.”

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