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BCCI scorer and veteran journalist Rakesh Sanghi dies

A veteran scorer with 350 first class, 50 Test matches and over 100 ODIs under his belt, he was the North Zone statistician for BCCI.

punjab Updated: Nov 10, 2017 22:56 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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Rakesh Sanghi(HT Photo)

Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) chief scorer and veteran journalist Rakesh Sanghi, 59, breathed his last after brief illness in PGIMER on Friday. He is survived by his wife Madhu Sanghi. A veteran scorer with 350 first class, 50 Test matches and over 100 ODIs under his belt, Sanghi was the North Zone statistician for BCCI.

A hard core cricket follower, Sanghi wrote books on statistics and was known to all the big cricketers. Sanghi started scoring at the young age of 16 years and slowly graduated to Ranji matches covering matches for Haryana. A journalist with over three decades of experience, Sanghi’s wife Madhu is also a qualified scorer. He will be cremated at Sector 25 cremation ground at 2pm on Saturday.

Haryana CM Manohar Lal and Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh also mourned the demises and expressed condolences to the family.

In his condolence message, Punjab CM described Sanghi as a “professional par excellence, who always upheld the ethics of journalism”.

First Published: Nov 10, 2017 22:24 IST