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Former pacer Bhattacharjee dies

By our Sports Reporter
GUWAHATI, January 7: Former state cricketer Sunil Bhattacharjee died in his residence today after prolonged illness. He was 73. Bhattacharjee, who considered as one of the finest pace bowlers that Assam had ever produced, played 23 first class matches and picked up 52 wickets with best performance 5–41. The former pacer also represented East Zone and turned out for Mohun Bagan club. Later he was appointed as the chairman of the Senior Selection committee of Assam team. The Cricket Association of Assam very recently recognized his performance with life time achievement award. Bhattacharjee, who had been suffering from throat cancer, breathed his last this evening and he left behind  his wife,  one daughter and one son. The Assam Cricket Association had condoled the death of former pacer. In a condolence meeting, held this evening, the members of the Assam Cricket Association recalled his contributions in the game. The flag of Assam Cricket Association was flown half–mast and one minute silence was observed as a mark to respect of the departed soul. Gautam Roy, President  and Bikash Baruah, Secretary of the Assam Cricket Association in their condolence messages said that his demise is a great loss to Assam Cricket and the void created by it  can’t be filled.

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