Former Bengal cricketer Tapan Jyoti Banerjee passes away

Former Bengal cricketer Tapan Jyoti Banerjee passes away

Banerjee was 73 and is survived by his wife and two daughters.

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Former Bengal and East Zone all-rounder Tapan Jyoti Banerjee breathed his last on Monday at a hospital in Kolkata after a prolonged spell of illness. The Cricket Association of Bengal confirmed his demise today. Banerjee was 73 and is survived by his wife and two daughters. He made his first-class debut in the 1965/66 season and concluded it in the season of 1982/83.

Born in Kanpur, Banerjee played 18 first-class matches for Bengal scoring 217 runs and taking 47 wickets. He was a right-hand batsman and a right-arm medium fast bowler. A few months ago he sustained a cerebral attack and was recovering from it but last night his condition worsened and he went into a coma.

According to a CAB official who was in the knowledge of the details, around 11 am this morning the former cricketer breath his last. “He suffered a cerebral attack a few months back. On Sunday night he slipped into coma. He breathed his last around 11 a.m.,” the CAB official was quoted as saying by IANS.

Kiran Asher passed away

Only 2 days ago, former Mumbai wicketkeeper-batsman Kiran Asher died at the age of 69. Ashar was suffering from a long time and had been hospitalised since last December with a brain haemorrhage. He had multiple ailments and also suffered from heart and kidney-related problems. He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter. He played seven first-class matches and scored 306 runs, including a century.

He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter. He played seven first-class matches for Mumbai and scored 306 runs, including a century.