Veteran cricket administrator Amitabh Choudhary handed away within the early hours on Tuesday, Jharkhand State Cricket Affiliation officers confirmed. Choudhary, 58, helmed the JSCA for greater than a decade and likewise rose to turn into the BCCI’s joint-secretary. Through the Committee of Directors’ regime within the cricket board, he additionally served as its performing secretary.
Choudhary’s long-time colleague, former BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry, condoled the veteran administrator’s dying. “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,” he informed The Indian Categorical.
Choudhary was instrumental in making Ranchi the headquarters of Jharkhand cricket, shifting the bottom from Jamshedpur. A world-class stadium was constructed there below his watch and befittingly one finish of the stadium was named after him.
A former IPS, Choudhary dabbled into politics additionally. However cricket was his ardour. He was the Indian workforce supervisor in Zimbabwe in 2005-06, a tour that marked the start of the Sourav Ganguly-Greg Chappell fallout. Later, working below the CoA within the BCCI, he confronted more durable administrative challenges. He additionally needed to take care of the Virat Kohli-Anil Kumble saga that noticed the latter’s acrimonious exit as India coach.