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Former Indian Cricketer Hemant Kanitkar died

Jun 11, 2015 09:48 IST

Former Indian cricketer Hemant Kanitkar died after a prolonged illness on 9 June 2015 at his residence in Pune, Maharashtra. He was 72.

He is survived by his wife and sons Hrishikesh, also a former Indian batsman, and Aditya.

Kanitkar, a stalwart of domestic cricket, played two Tests as a wicketkeeper-batsman in the home series against West Indies cricket team led by Clive Lloyd in 1974-75. He started his first class career in 1963 for cricket team of Maharashtra and kept playing for it till 1978, the year of retirement.

In his first class career, he scored 5006 runs at an average of 42.78 with 13 centuries and 23 half-centuries.

After retiring from first-class cricket, he served as a coach and selector for Maharashtra, and chaired the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) All-India Junior Selection Committee from 1996-97 and 1998-99.

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