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He was first person to become a BCCI panel scorer from VDCA and the Andhra Cricket Association © Getty Images (Representation photo)

 

Visakhapatnam: Apr 27, 2014

 

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) official scorer Sathuri Kamalakara Rao, (54) passed away on Sunday due to illness. He is survived by his wife and a son.

 

He started his cricketing career as a wicket-keeper batsman from Vizag Greens Cricket Club. Later, he joined South Eastern Railway and participated in the Visakhapatnam District Cricket Association (VDCA) and Inter-Divisional Railway Tournament in the 1980s.

 

Later in 1997, he appeared for All India BCCI Panel Scorers’ Examination held at Nagpur and was the first person to become a BCCI panel scorer from VDCA and the Andhra Cricket Association (ACA).

 

He officiated as official scorer for several ODI matches, Ranji Trophy matches and BCCI domestic tournaments.

 

VDCA president P Vishun Kumar Raju, secretary K Parthasaradhi and several office bearers of the VDCA condoled the death of Kamalakara Rao.