Amitabh Choudhary, the veteran cricket administrator passed away in the early hours on Tuesday, 16th August 2022, Jharkhand State Cricket Association officials confirmed.
Amitabh Choudhary helmed the JSCA for more than a decade and also rose to become the BCCI’s joint secretary. During the Committee of Administrators’ regime on the cricket board, he also served as its acting secretary.
Amitabh Choudhary, The Former Indian Team Manager And Secretary Of The Committee of Administrators’ Passes Away
Amitabh Choudhary’s long-time colleague, former BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry, condoled the veteran 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 said.
Amitabh Choudhary was instrumental in making Ranchi the headquarters of Jharkhand cricket, shifting the base from Jamshedpur. A world-class stadium was built there under his watch and befittingly one end of the stadium was named after him.
A former IPS, Amitabh Choudhary dabbled in politics also. But cricket was his passion. Former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary and Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) president Amitabh Choudhary died due to a heart attack on Tuesday (August 16).
An IIT Kharagpur alumnus, Amitabh Chaudhary was instrumental in getting the first-class status for Jharkhand after BCCI disbanded the Bihar Cricket Association during the late Jagmohan Dalmiya’s tenure in the early part of the new millennium. Once Jharkhand got the official First Class status, MS Dhoni shifted from Bihar and represented the state till the end of his career.
Amitabh Choudhary Was Team Manager In Zimbabwe 2005-06 Tour Which Saw The Infamous Sourav Ganguly- Greg Chappell Fallout
He was the Indian team manager in Zimbabwe from 2005-06, a tour that marked the beginning of the Sourav Ganguly-Greg Chappell fallout. Later, working under the CoA in the BCCI, he faced tougher administrative challenges. He also had to deal with the Virat Kohli-Anil Kumble saga that saw the latter’s acrimonious exit as India coach.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah paid tribute to former joint-secretary Amitabh Choudhary, who passed away due to a heart attack in Ranchi on Tuesday. Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren also condoled his death. Hemant Soren wrote on Twitter that he played a major role in promoting cricket in the state of Jharkhand.