The Indian cricket board (BCCI) on Tuesday expressed shock and grief on the premature demise of Amitabh Choudhary, former BCCI appearing secretary, a veteran administrator and a distinguished IPS officer.Amitabh Choudhary died of a coronary heart assault in Ranchi on Tuesday morning. He was 62.
BCCI President, Sourav Ganguly mentioned, “I’m shocked and saddened to study of the unhappy demise of Mr Amitabh Choudhary. I had a protracted affiliation with him and have all the time cherished our conferences. I acquired to know him first on the tour of Zimbabwe once I was main India, and he was the Staff Supervisor.
“Over the course of time, our interactions grew and his passion for the sport was evident. Today, we have a world-class stadium and complex in Ranchi and it is thanks to his vision and relentless efforts. Jharkhand has come up the ranks in a quick time and I am sure he will be happier when more cricketers from the state play for India. My thoughts and sympathy are with his friends and family in this hour of grief.”
Choudhary, an IIT Kharagpur alumni, is credited for remodeling the cricketing panorama in Jharkhand and constructing the infrastructure to spice up grassroots cricket within the state.
The BCCI expresses shock and grief on the premature demise of Mr Amitabh Choudhary, former BCCI Appearing Secretary, a veteran administrator and a distinguished IPS officer.
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After having served because the Senior Superintendent of Police, Choudhary veered in direction of cricket, his abiding ardour and served because the president of the Jharkhand State Cricket Affiliation. He labored tirelessly to understand his dream of getting a state-of-the-art facility in Jharkhand and making Ranchi, a buzzing cricketing hub.
Throughout his tenure, the Worldwide Cricket Stadium was prepared and outfitted with trendy facilities in beneath 4 years and hosted its first worldwide match, an ODI between India and England in January 2013. Graced with a number of expertise he was first appointed the supervisor of the India U19 workforce in 2003 and the senior workforce within the following 12 months.
He donned totally different hats in BCCI having served as a member of the IPL Governing Council in 2013, as Jt. Secretary of Junior Cricket Committee, Umpire Sub Committee, Vizzy Trophy Committee, NCA Board and Entertainment Committee in 2014-15. Following the eighty fifth AGM of the Board, he was elected because the Honorary Jt. Secretary in 2015 and was later the Appearing Secretary of the BCCI.
BCCI secretary Jay Shah mentioned, “I am in complete shock and disbelief to hear the passing of Mr Amitabh Choudhary. As an administrator, he was very passionate and wanted to bring about a real change at the grassroots level. Cricket in Jharkhand was at a very nascent stage when he took over and we have witnessed a real transformation under his leadership. He assumed key BCCI positions during a challenging period and navigated the ship really well. Our talks often revolved around the game and administration, and he always spoke with a lot of zeal. My thoughts are with his family and friends. May the almighty give them the strength to overcome this loss.”
BCCI treasurer, Arun Singh Dhumal mentioned, “It is a sad day for all of us as at BCCI with the untimely loss of a passionate cricket administrator. Right from the start, Amitabh Choudhary Ji was keen on developing cricket in Jharkhand and during his tenure as the JSCA President, he ensured that a lot of developmental activities took place in the state. Ranchi now has a modern stadium with grass banks and hills, and it was built in a short time. The cricketers from the state are now making their mark across age groups and are benefitting from the improved infrastructure put in place. The BCCI values his contribution and this is a significant loss. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.”