Ted Corbett, the former cricket journalist, died at the age of 82 at Huntingdon in England on Wednesday (August 9).
Born in Birmingham, England in 1935, Corbett worked for numerous publications like The Daily Herald, Daily Mirror, The Daily Telegraph, The Sun, and Daily Express, before being appointed as cricket correspondent for The Daily Star in 1982.
Seven years later, Corbett set up Cricket Direct, his own sports agency and reported on a variety of sports apart from cricket. He was also a regular contributor for The Hindu and Sportstar for more than 25 years.
In all, Corbett followed England for 300 Tests and 500 One-Day Internationals before retiring in 2008. Interestingly, he started his long journey as a tea-boy at the Yorkshire Evening Press before he got into journalism in 1951.
In his early years in the profession, Corbett was also in charge of Japan News when he traveled to the country for National Service.
Corbett also wrote a few books on cricket including Cricket on the Run: 25 Years of Conflict (1990) and the Wisden Book of Test Captains (1991) apart from The Great Cricket Betting Scandal, a work of fiction published in 2000.
Noted sports scribe, a columnist and writer for Sportstar and The Hindu, Ted Corbett passes away.https://t.co/CBuyq9pYc3
— Sportstar (@sportstarweb) August 11, 2017
Deeply saddened to hear of the death of Ted Corbett. For a generation he provided a window to England cricket for the Sportstar & the Hindu
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 11, 2017
Sad to hear that Ted Corbett, former cricket corr of the Daily Star who worked for many other publications, has passed away. Love to Jo. RIP
— John Etheridge (@JohnSunCricket) August 11, 2017