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‘As an able cricket administrator, he left his imprint on the game’ – Twitter mourns the death of former BCCI secretary Amitabh Chaudhary

Former BCCI joint secretary Amitabh Chaudhary died on Tuesday morning of a heart attack. He was the president of the Jharkand State Cricket Assocation (JSCA), and 58 years old.

The veteran cricket administrator was a former IPS officer. He rose to the rank of IGP with the Jharkand Police, and was also the chairman of the Jharkand Police Service Commission (JPSC). His efforts at the helm of the JSCA were instrumental in lifting Ranchi to the headquarters of Jharkhand cricket, shifting its base from Jamshedpur. He oversaw the building of the Ranchi cricket stadium, a game-changer for the sport in Jharkhand.

Anirudh Chaudhry, former BCCI treasurer and Choudhary’s long-time colleague, offered his condolences on the administrator’s death. “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 told The Indian Express.

Choudhary was also responsible for Jharkhand acquiring first-class status, after the Bihar Cricket Association was disbanded by the BCCI. After this, Mahendra Singh Dhoni shifted from Bihar and represented Jharkhand in first class cricket.

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