BCCI Offers Condolence on Madhav Mantri's Death

Board of Control for Cricket in India hailed Madhav Mantri who had served Indian cricket in four Tests between 1951 and 1954-55. He was also part of BCCI's selection committee between 1964 and 1968.

updated: May 23, 2014 12:59 IST
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New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday, offered its condolences on the demise of India's oldest Test cricketer Madhav Mantri, who was the maternal uncle of former captain and legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar.

"Mr. Madhav Mantri's demise is a big loss to Indian cricket. A wicketkeeper-batsman, he represented India and Mumbai with distinction. He was a member of the national selection committee from 1964 to 1968, and served the BCCI as Treasurer from 1990 to 1992," BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel said in a statement.

"He was Manager of the Indian team that toured England in 1990. Indian cricket will be indebted to him. Several cricketers, from Sunil Gavaskar to Sachin Tendulkar, had the privilege of being guided by him in their formative years. On behalf of the BCCI, I express my condolences to his family and admirers. May his soul rest in peace," he added.

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