Mumbai: 51-year-old dies during tennis ball cricket match

The deceased, an agent in iron & steel industry, died of a heart attack and had been fielding in the 10-overs-a-side community match

A 51-year-old agent in the steel and iron market on Tuesday died of a heart attack after playing a 10-over tennis ball cricket match organised by the Bombay Iron Merchants Association at Wilson Gymkhana, Marine Lines.

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A condolence meeting was organised by a number of iron and steel merchants’ associations to pay tribute to Kaustubh Dani yesterday
A condolence meeting was organised by a number of iron and steel merchants’ associations to pay tribute to Kaustubh Dani yesterday

It was the first day of the Iron & Steel Premier League (ISPL) tournament’s fourth edition, which was cancelled post Kaustubh Dani’s death.

The Bombay Iron & Steel Merchant Association, Darukhana Iron & Steel Merchant Association, Steel Chamber of India and Bombay Iron & Steel Brokers Association yesterday paid tributes to Dani and promised to raise R10 lakh for his family.

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“Dani’s sons are quite young and he wanted one of them to peruse his further studies in the USA. We hope to fulfill his dream now,” said the tournament president Anish Valia.

Dani was considered to be an ace bowler for Arya Lions team. He fell down while fielding but did not complain at all. It was when he was in the dressing room that he collapsed while drinking water. He was then rushed to the Bombay Hospital, where he was declared dead. He had no history of cardiac problems.

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