MCA President Amol Kale dies of cardiac arrest a day after watching India-Pakistan T20 World Cup match in New York


Mumbai Cricket Association president Amol Kale died of cardiac arrest in New York after attending the T20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan.

Amol Kale (far right) during the India-Pakistan T20 World Cup match (@karhacter/X)
Amol Kale (far right) during the India-Pakistan T20 World Cup match (@karhacter/X)

On Sunday, Kale was present at the Nassau County Cricket Stadium to watch the match between the arch rivals along with other MCA officials, including secretary Ajinkya Naik and supreme council member Suraj Samat.

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In a statement posted on its social media pages, the MCA wrote: “We are deeply saddened by the unexpected loss of our President, Shri. Amol Kale.”

“On behalf of the Apex Council, member clubs, staff and our entire MCA family, we extend our deepest condolences to his family. His visionary leadership and efforts will forever be remembered in our hearts,” the MCA added.

Former India and Mumbai cricketer Ravi Shastriwho was present in the United States as a commentator during the T20 World Cup, paid tribute to Kale.

“Deeply saddened by the passing away of Amol Kale, President of the Mumbai Cricket Association. His passion for the sport and unwavering dedication to its development leaves a void in the cricket community. Sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues ” Shastri wrote. on 'X'.

Former BCCI President and MCA President Sharad Pawar wrote, “Deeply shocked to learn of the sudden demise of Shri Amol Kale, President of the Mumbai Cricket Association. »

“He will always be remembered for his gentle and affable demeanor and for sincerely striving to advance the MCA. My prayers with his family members,” added Pawar, who was also the president of ICC from 2010 to 2012.

Jitendra Awhad, a politician from Maharashtra and one of the MCA apex council members, wrote, “Heard the sad news of the passing away of President #AmolKale of the Mumbai Cricket Association. Good organizer and cricket lover. Amol, it was not your age to say goodbye to the world. It's a personal loss for me. (sic)

Kale, 47, had become MCA president after defeating former India and Mumbai cricketer Sandip Patil in the elections held in October 2022.

During his tenure, the MCA had taken vital decisions, including the decision to match the BCCI's match fees for all its red-ball players for the upcoming 2024-25 season.

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