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Marriage proposal is slam-dunk at Commonwealth Games

AFP  |  Gold Coast 

An English basketball player stunned his girlfriend by proposing on-court at the Commonwealth Games -- but happily, she accepted.

Jamell Anderson lured Georgia Jones, who plays for Englands women's team, to the centre of the court on Australia's Gold Coast with the help of team-mates.

He then surprised her by getting down on one knee, producing an engagement ring and popping the question.

"I had absolutely no idea," Jones, 28, said. "He told me I was just getting a picture taken."

"Im just in shock," a tearful Jones added, struggling to articulate her emotions.

"Im pretty speechless myself and I knew it was happening," said husband-to-be Anderson, 27.

"Its been on my mind for a while. So now I can just play basketball."

Anderson said his team-mates made for perfect foils to help get Jones onto the court, ostensibly for a celebratory picture after the English men reached the quarter-finals in front of the watching womens team.

"They initiated the plan really well, so that went perfectly," he said.

Englands men beat Cameroon 81-54 to go into the last eight.

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First Published: Sun, April 08 2018. 16:10 IST