Veteran cricketer Gopalaswamy Kasturirangan passed away due to heart attack at his residence on Wednesday.
"G Kasturirangan passed away today morning. He died of heart attack at his residence in Chamarajapet," Karnataka
State Cricket Association Treasurer and Spokesperson, Vinaya Mruthyunjaya told PTI.
Kasturirangan, 89, was a former cricketer-administrator and the BCCI curator. He had mostly played his matches for Mysore in Ranji Trophy as the right-arm medium pace bowler from 1948 to 1963, the sources in the cricket fraternity said.
Mourning his death, renowned international cricket player Anil Kumble tweeted, "Sad to hear about the passing of G
Kasturirangan. He will be fondly remembered for all his contributions to cricket. Heartfelt condolences to his family."
Sad to hear about the passing of G Kasturirangan. He will be fondly remembered for all his contributions to cricket. Heartfelt condolences to his family. 🙏🏽
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) August 19, 2020
Former Mysuru (Karnataka) cricketer Gopalswamy Kasturirangan has passed away at the age of 89, in Bengaluru. He’d played 36 FC matches and picked 94 wickets. He also served as an administrator and pitch curator after his playing days. Rest in peace, sir. — Karnataka Ranji Team║ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ರಣಜಿ ತಂಡ (@RanjiKarnataka) August 19, 2020
In a condolence message, the KSCA said, "President, Secretary and members of the Managing Committee of the
Karnataka State Cricket Association, deeply regret the sad and sudden demise of former Ranji Player, Vice President of KSCA and BCCI Curator Sri G Kasturirangan."
The Association said Kasturirangan had represented the then "MYSORE" team in the Ranji Trophy match in the year 1948-49 to 1962-63 for Karnataka.
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