Former Indian Women Cricketer and Coach Dies Aged 66
Former bowling all-rounder and Indian women’s team coach Sreerupa Bose Mukerjhee has died at the age of 66 due to a cardiac arrest in Kolkata. On November 30, Sreerupa breathed her last at around 10:30 AM at her residence in Salt Lake.
According to the reports, Sreerupa collapsed in the washroom, before she was declared brought dead by the doctors at the city hospital in the eastern part of the region.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has expressed grief over the loss of former national team coach which further saw her extending the heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.
Sreerupa represented India in two One-day Internationals way back in 1985 against New Zealand women’s team. Following the knack of being an abled-administrator, Sreerupa had coached women team in three World Cups which includes 1993 followed by 1997 and 2000.
Moreover, Pareshnath was the President of Olympic Association of Bengal in the past, as Amrita is making her career while playing tennis.
In 1975, when Sreerupa represented India Under-25 team, she further led her side against Australia in the same year. Sreerupa had also served as the chairperson of India’s selection committee for Women’s Cricket Association.
However, the committee was dissolved as women’s cricket came under the ambit of Board of Control for Cricket in India. Sreerupa has been known for instilling the confidence among the youngsters during her administrative days.
In the recent past, Sreerupa has encouraged fast bowler Jhulan Goswami – to give her best in the game which further saw the former grabbed headlines for allegedly slapping the former skipper Purnima Rau for failing to follow the directives.
During the recently-concluded World Cup in England, Sreerupa also witnessed a fixture of Mithali Raj-led India against New Zealand (White Ferns) in Derby. India, however, was the runners-up in the grand finale at iconic Lord’s when England pulled a dramatic victory by nine runs.
Subsequently, during her career, Sreerupa had also served as a teacher owing to the journalism faculty at the University of Calcutta (Kolkata).
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Late, Sreerupa had also enjoyed the golf during her leisure time.
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