BCCI condoles passing away of Deshmukh

Aug 14, 2012, 17:35 IST | PTI

EX-CM Vilasrao Deshmukh passed away earlier today. The BCCI condoles this tragic event.

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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