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NEW DELHI, Aug. 4, 2023

From our Sports Correspondent

From a young cricketer representing Young Friends Club in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (D.D.C.A.) league to becoming the D.D.C.A. Sports Secretary for nearly three decades to being the vice-president of Board of Control for Cricket in India, Sunil Dev passed away at the age of 75 made great strides as a Cricket administrator.

Sunil Dev was also Cricket manager of the Indian team that toured South Africa and Zimbabwe under the captaincy of Sachin Tendulkar in 1996-97 and when India won the inaugural T20 World Cup, under M.S. Dhoni’s captaincy in 2007. Sunil was also the manager of team that toured England in 2014.

Sunil Dev represented St Stephen’s College and played inter-varsity cricket as a wicketkeeper-batsman. He played one Ranji Trophy match against Jammu and Kashmir in the 1969-70 Season when he opened Delhi’s batting along with Vijay Mehra and scored 42 runs. Sunil’s team mates in that squad included Bishan Singh Bedi, Rajender Goel, Mehra, Ashok Gandotra, Daljeet Saxena and Suresh Luthra. The team was led by Mehra.

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