BCCI condoles passing away of Deshmukh

The BCCI today condoled the death of union minister and Mumbai Cricket Association president Vilasrao Deshmukh, saying his demise was a big loss for it.

Deshmukh was also chairman of the BCCI's Media Committee before he died today at a Chennai hospital where he was undergoing treatment for a serious liver ailment.

"Vilasrao Deshmukh was an excellent administrator. He was very fond of cricket, and a regular at cricket matches played in Mumbai. He was part of the Mumbai Cricket Association for several years, and was elected President of the Mumbai Cricket Association last year.

N Srinivasan, Vilasrao Deshmukh
(L-R) N Srinivasan, Vilasrao Deshmukh and Rajeev Shukla at BCCI AGM.

He was Chairman of the BCCI's Media Committee since last September," BCCI President N Srinivasan said in a statement.

"This is a big loss for the Board. I would like to express my heartfelt condolences to his family. May his soul rest in peace," he said.

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