Sad news for Bengal cricket. Former Bengal cricketer Chandravati Pal died in a road accident on Saturday, Cricket Association of Bengal confirmed the news.
It was going smoothly as per daily routine, 40-year-old Chandravati was on her way to Calcutta Parsi Club where she was working as a coach at present, and the accident took place near Red Road Saturday morning, a CAB official said.
“She was riding pillion on a two-wheeler when she was hit by a bus from behind near the Red Road. She was taken to hospital in a critical condition and passed away around 9 am,” the CAB official said.
“It’s really unfortunate, I had met her at the CAB a couple of days ago. She was always smiling and never got into an argument,” he further said.
Once a reputed top-order right-hand batter, Chandravati successfully represented Bengal for 15 long years and also played for East Zone several times.
After retirement, she went on to coach Combined District Team for two years and was currently coaching Howrah District youth team of CAB.
“We convey our solace to the bereaved family and pray for eternal peace to her departed soul,” CAB stated in a condolence message.
CAB will likely hold a condolence meeting but the date yet to be confirmed.
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