Veteran cricket Administrator Amitabh Choudhary passed away in the early hours of Tuesday. The development was confirmed by the Jharkhand State Cricket Association officials. It was learned that he suffered a heart attack that led to his unfortunate demise.
Chaudhary had served as the secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in the past and was in charge of the JSCA for over 10 years. Speaking with leading Indian daily, The Indian Express, Choudhary’s colleague Anirudh Chaudhary said,
“Amitabh’s contribution to the game of cricket in Jharkhand was immense. He will be missed by JSCA and it will be difficult to fill the void left by him in Jharkhand. I offer my condolences to his family, friends, and well-wishers,” Anirudh Chaudhary was quoted as saying.
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren took to Twitter and offered his condolences to Chaudhary’s family.
Choudhary, a former IPS, has tried his hands in politics as well but his passion was the gentlemen’s game. Back in 2005-06, he was Team India manager in Zimbabwe, the tour that marked the beginning of the Sourav Ganguly-Greg Chappell saga.