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Former England batsman Brian Close passes away

London: Former Yorkshire cricketer and the youngest batsman to have played a Test for England, Brian Close passed away on Monday at the age of 84.

Paying tribute to the former player, Yorkshire CCC wrote on Twitter, “It is with deep sadness that former Yorkshire & England star Brian Close has passed away.”

Close made his Test debut in 1949 against New Zealand at Old Trafford and ODI debut against Australia in 1972.

The left-hander appeared in 22 Tests and remained unbeaten in his seven games as skipper. He also led his country towards winning the four championship titles.

Close played his final first-class match at the age of 55 in 1985.(ANI)