Former East Zone speedster Sekhar Sinha dies of cancer

Last Updated: Friday, January 4, 2013 - 17:41

Patna: Former East Zone fast bowler Sekhar Sinha has died of cancer at a hospital in Mumbai, family sources said on Friday.

Sinha, who had claimed 115 wickets in first class cricket playing in Ranji for undivided Bihar, breathed his last at a private hospital last night. He was 60.

He made his debut in 1974-75 against Orissa and last played against Railways in 1982-83. He took 39 wickets in a season in 1975-76 Ranji trophy when Bihar reached a lone final in the Ranji Trophy.

Cricketers Jay Narain Sharma and Adhikari M M Prasad, who had played with Sinha, and leader of the opposition in the Bihar Assembly and Bihar Cricket Association Ad-hoc committee convenor Abdul Bari Siddique have expressed grief over his untimely death.


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First Published: Friday, January 4, 2013 - 17:41

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