Agence France-PresseMarch 3, 2013 23:00
Prominent Australian businessman James Strong, the chairman of the organising committee for the 2015 cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, has died aged 68.
The former Qantas chief executive passed away in Sydney on Sunday after complications following surgery, his family said on Monday.
The ICC World Cup organising committee said it was saddened.
"James possessed a passion and vision for the tournament that set the tone for the entire organisation," the committee said in a statement.