What happened to Josh Baker? Worcestershire spinner dies at 20 leaving everyone in shock

Josh Baker, who signed his first contract with the club at the age of 17 in 2021, claimed 43 wickets in 22 first-class matches, and a further 27 in 25 white-ball appearances. 

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In a heart-breaking development, English cricketer Josh Baker on Thursday died at the age of 20. Josh Baker's death was confirmed by Worcestershire club in a detailed note. Josh Baker was an allrounder with a left-arm spin as his stronger side. Josh Baker, who signed his first contract with the club at the age of 17 in 2021, claimed 43 wickets in 22 first-class matches, and a further 27 in 25 white-ball appearances. Ashley Giles, Worcestershire’s Chief Executive Officer, shared his profound sadness, stating, “The news of Josh’s passing has left us all devastated. Josh was much more than a teammate; he was an integral part of our cricket family. We will all miss him terribly. All our love and prayers go out to Josh’s family and friends." With this, cricketing fans around the world are left shell-shocked and are wondering what happened to Josh Baker? 

 

What happened to Josh Baker?

 

Worcestershire in its official release stated that no further comments will not be provided during this sensitive period. It means Josh Baker's death reason is not known yet. The club also appealed to the fans to respect privacy as 'we mourn this immense loss'. 

 

Josh turned professional with the Club in 2021 and quickly became a popular figure within the squad. The club in his memory wrote, "More than his skills as a spin bowler, it was his vibrant spirit and infectious enthusiasm that endeared him to everyone he met. His warmth, kindness, and professionalism were remarkable, making him a true credit to his family and a loved member of our team..."

 

England Cricket Board (ECB) also wrote, "The ECB is desperately sad to learn of the passing of Josh Baker. This is devastating news."We extend our best wishes to Josh's family and friends, to everyone who knew and loved him, and to everyone at Worcestershire CCC."


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