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Former Hyderabad batsman and BCCI’s general manager of cricket operations, MV Sridhar passed away on Monday (October 30) aged 51 after suffering a heart attack. Sridhar suffered the attack in the early hours of Monday and was soon rushed to hospital but was declared brought dead.
Rest in peace Dr. Sridhar my friend. Gone too early. Tremendous service to cricket both as a player and an administrator.
— Anirudh Chaudhry (@AnirudhChaudhry) October 30, 2017
Sridhar was an integral part of the BCCI’s planning and administrator team since being roped in as general manager of cricket operations in 2013 when N Srinivasan was the head of the board. In addition to looking after all the Indian teams (men, women and youth), he also used to oversee the scheduling of domestic and international tournaments. Before that, he served as the manager of the senior men’s team during the 2007-08 tour of Australia and was the tournament director for last year’s World T20 which was held in India.
I am deeply distressed to hear of the passing of Doc MV Sridhar. Bade bhai, life mein to abhi bhot runan banaana that aapku…..
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 30, 2017
He had also accompanied the Indian team to the Caribbeans after Anil Kumble had stepped down as India coach following the Champions Trophy in June.
Sridhar’s association with the board, however, came to a disappointing end last month when he resigned from his post following the controversy surrounding conflict of interest. As per reports, he had not disclosed to the BCCI that he operated several clubs in Hyderabad and was also getting paid by the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) during his tenure with the BCCI. The Times of India had reported that Sridhar was the president of five clubs in Hyderabad: Vijaynagar CC, Safilguda CC, Consult Colts CC, Nataraj CC and Satyam Colts CC.
Not only that, but Sridhar had also kept the board in the dark over his involvement in a charge sheet filed by the anti-corruption bureau against HCA officials for alleged misappropriation of funds in 2014.
Sridhar, meanwhile, also enjoyed a good career in the domestic circuit. Known for his monumental 366-run knock against Andhra during the 1993-94 season, he played 97 first-class games for Hyderabad, scoring 6701 runs at 48.91 with 21 hundreds and 27 fifties.
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