Amitabh Choudhary, a former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary and president of the Jharkhand Cricket Association, passed away on Tuesday morning. 58-year-old Amitabh Chaudhary witnessed sudden demise due to cardiac arrest, Jharkhand Cricket Association has confirmed the news.
Amitabh Chaudhary was instrumental in promoting cricket in Jharkhand, building an international stadium in Ranchi. He had headed the Jharkhand Cricket Association (JSCA) for a long time, apart from holding the post of Joint Secretary in BCCI. Once Jharkhand got the official first-class status, Mahendra Singh Dhoni shifted from Bihar and represented the state till the end of his career.
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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, BCCI official from Jharkhand Anirudh Chaudhary, and other BCCI officials have condoled the death of Amitabh Chaudhary.
#JPSC के पूर्व अध्यक्ष श्री अमिताभ चौधरी जी के आकस्मिक निधन की दुःखद खबर मिली।
पूर्व IPS अधिकारी अमिताभ जी ने राज्य में क्रिकेट के खेल को बढ़ाने में भी महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाई थी।
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— Hemant Soren (@HemantSorenJMM) August 16, 2022
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren tweeted and wrote, ‘Sad news of the sudden demise of former JPSC Chairman Shri Amitabh Choudhary ji. Former IPS officer Amitabh ji also played an important role in increasing the game of cricket in the state. May God give peace to the departed soul and give strength to the bereaved family to bear the time of grief.”
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Amitabh Choudhary was an IPS officer who tried his luck in politics but lost the Lok Sabha elections. However, he remained very passionate about cricket and remained associated with the sport for a long time. Amitabh Chaudhary was also the manager of the Indian team, when the Indian team toured Zimbabwe in 2005-06, he was the manager of Team India.
Before the Zimbabwe tour in 2005-06, there were reports of a rift between former captain Sourav Ganguly and former coach Greg Chappell. When the BCCI was handed over to the CoA by the Supreme Court, Amitabh Choudhary was the BCCI secretary and there were reports of a rift between Anil Kumble-Virat Kohli during this period.