The renowned Jharkhand cricket administrator and former BCCI secretary Amitabh Choudhary(62) passed away on Tuesday morning in Ranchi. The cause of the death was stated to be a heart attack.
Choudhary served as acting secretary for the BCCI from early 2017 to October 2019. This was when the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators handled the operation of the board. He started working in the cricket industry in 2004. He presided over the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) for more than ten years. On the 2005 Indian team’s tour of Zimbabwe Choudhary was first named team manager. The tour happens to be famous for the conflict between Sourav Ganguly and Greg Chappell. Choudhary also held the position of joint-secretary when Anurag Thakur was president of the BCCI from 2013 to 2015.
Choudhary advanced to become a significant member of various BCCI committees as a representative of the East Zone in later years.
He served as president when JSCA built Ranchi’s cutting-edge stadium. Which played host to its inaugural international game in January 2013, an ODI between India and England.
There were a few contentious moments when Choudhary was employed by the CoA. For instance, the CoA claimed in the beginning of 2018 that the majority of BCCI office-holders were impeding the implementation of measures that the Supreme Court of India had ordered. Choudhary had responded by stating that while attempting to implement the reforms, the committee “lost sight of the mandate.”
The conflict between Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli was one of his more difficult administrative problems. It later resulted in Kumble’s resignation as India’s head coach in June 2017.
Choudhary, a former member of the IPS, most recently presided over the Jharkhand Public Service Commission. He retired last month following the conclusion of a two-year tenure.