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Saurashtra curator Rasik Makwana dead at 71

Saurashtra curator Rasik Makwana dead at 71
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New Delhi, Jul 13 (UNI) Veteran Saurashtra pitch curator Rasik Makwana passed away on Monday. He was 71.

Makwana had been associated with Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) as a curator since the early 1980s.

During his tenure, he played an integral role in preparing quality pitches for various cricket grounds in the region, including the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium as well as the ground and net practice area of the Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Stadium.

His son Kamlesh Makwana is a first-class cricketer and the all-rounder was the first from Saurashtra to take 200 wickets in the Ranji Tropy.

"Everyone at the SCA is deeply saddened due to the sad demise of our former curator and former first-class cricketer Kamlesh Makwana's father Rasikbhai Makwana. He left for heavenly abode today early morning," said a statement from SCA.

Niranjan Shah, the former SCA secretary said, "Rasikbhai was a jovial man and had in-depth knowledge of curating pitches and grounds. His contribution in developing cricket grounds of Saurashtra shall always be fondly remembered."

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