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Cricket umpire killed after tempo rams into his scooter in Mumbai

Prakash Vaze, an umpire of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), died in a road accident at Mulund.

cricket Updated: Dec 09, 2017 19:40 IST
Press Trust of India
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Press Trust of India, Mumbai
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Prakash Vaze, a cricket umpire, died in a road accident in Mumbai on Friday.(Getty Images)

An umpire of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), and a chess enthusiast, Dr Prakash Vaze(67) died in a road accident at Mulund on Friday.

Police said that the accident took place near Anandnagar checknaka (toll post) on the Eastern Express Highway around 1.15 pm.

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Vaze, a resident of Mulund, was going to Mumbai from Thane on his Bajaj Chetak scooter with his assistant Hanumant Hegade, police said.

Hegade has suffered serious injuries and is being treated a private hospital. police said.

Madhav More, senior inspector of Navghar police station said that a speeding tempo carrying plywood rammed into the Vaze’s scooter from the rear.

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“We have arrested a tempo driver Nilkanth Chavan (48) a resident of Ghatkopar in this case,” More said.

Another official stated eye-witnesses to the incident claimed that Vaze’s scooter was avoiding a pothole when the tempo rammed into his scooter.

Vaze was famous for arranging chess competitions for school children, said people close to him.

“He had started Dr Prakash Vaze Sports Foundation which used to organise state level tennis, cricket and badminton tournaments which would get a tremendous response,” a person close to him said.

They added that Vaze had participated as an umpire in first class cricket.

First Published: Dec 09, 2017 15:04 IST