Former BCCI general manager MV Sridhar dies aged 51

Former Hyderabad captain MV Sridhar, who recently resigned as BCCI’s general manager of cricket operations, passed away on Monday morning. Sridhar, who was 51-years-old, suffered a heart attack at his home, and was declared dead upon arrival at the hospital. He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.

A prolific right-handed batsman, Sridhar had 21 first-class centuries in a career that stretched between 1988-89 and 1999-2000. Sridhar was one of three Hyderabad batsman to record a first-class triple-century, VVS Laxman and Abdul Azeem being the others. His knock of 366, against Andhra in 1994, is the third highest individual score in the Ranji Trophy, behind Bhausaheb Nimbalkar’s 443 not out and Sanjay Manjrekar’s 377. Sridhar was also a qualified doctor and continued his medical practice alongside his tenure as a cricket administrator. At the Hyderabad Cricket Association, Sridhar served in many roles before becoming the secretary.

In 2013, Sridhar joined the BCCI as general manager during the N Srinivasan administration. Initially, his brief was mostly restricted to domestic cricket, but he began performing multiple roles over the last two years – dealing with players, selectors, BCCI management; playing a prominent role in boards various committees; attending ICC meetings; helping draw up international and domestic schedules. He stepped down in September this year.

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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