Former First-Class cricketer Sekhar Sinha dies of cancer

Sekhar Sinha had taken 115 wickets in First-Class cricket © AFP

Patna: Jan 4, 2013

Former East Zone fast bowler Sekhar Sinha has died of cancer at a hospital in Mumbai, family sources said on Friday.

Sinha, who had claimed 115 wickets in first class cricket playing in Ranji for undivided Bihar, breathed his last at a private hospital last night. He was 60.

He made his debut in 1974-75 against Orissa and last played against Railways in 1982-83. He took 39 wickets in a season in 1975-76 Ranji trophy when Bihar reached a lone final in the Ranji Trophy.

Cricketers Jay Narain Sharma and Adhikari MM Prasad, who had played with Sinha, and leader of the opposition in the Bihar Assembly and Bihar Cricket Association Ad-hoc committee convenor Abdul Bari Siddique have expressed grief over his untimely death.