Former BCCI secretary Amitabh Choudhary dies of heart attack

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Amitabh Choudhary, the former BCCI secretary and veteran Jharkhand administrator, has died of a heart attack in Ranchi on Tuesday morning. He was 62.

Choudhary was BCCI’s acting secretary under the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators. He entered cricket administration in 2004, served as the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) president for over a decade.

He was first appointed as team manager of the Indian team in 2005 on the tour of Zimbabwe, remembered for the acrimony between Sourav Ganguly and Greg Chappell.

Over the years, Choudhary rose to become an important member of several BCCI committees, representing the East Zone.

Choudhary also served as BCCI’s joint-secretary from 2013 to 2015 during Anurag Thakur’s reign as BCCI president.

A former IPS officer, Choudhary until recently served as chairman of the Jharkhand Public Service Commission. He retired last month following the completion of a two-year term.

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