Renowned pitch curator Kasturirangan passes away

G Kasturirangan
G Kasturirangan. File photo: IANS

Bengaluru: Former Karnataka cricketer, administrator and renowned pitch curator G Kasturirangan passed away on Wednesday.

"We regret to inform the sad demise of G Kasturirangan," Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) treasurer Vinaya Mruthyunjaya told IANS.

The 90-year-old former cricketer was a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) curator.

He also served as the vice-president of the KSCA.

Kasturirangan was a fast bowler who played 36 first-class matches for the then Mysore state. He picked up 94 wickets.

Leg-spinner and former Indian captain Anil Kumble expressed his sadness over the demise of Kasturirangan.

Kumble tweeted, "Sad to hear about the passing of G Kasturirangan. He will be fondly remembered for all his contributions to cricket. Heartfelt condolences to his family."

K Sudhakar, state Medical Education Minister, said Kasturirangan was known for his knowledge on cricket pitches and contributed towards building quality stadiums.

"Saddened by the demise of veteran cricketer, pitch curator and former chairman of the ground and pitches committee of the BCCI Kasturirangan," said Sudhakar.

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