India U-19 team trainer Rajesh Sawant found dead in hotel room

first_imgIndia Under-19 cricket team’s strength and conditioning trainer Rajesh Sawant passed away on Sunday morning. He was 40.It was during morning practice sessions some players went to Sawant’s room to call him. He did not respond and open the door. The players and staff informed the hotel staff and opened the door with duplicate keys. He was found dead, according to sources.The police officials told that body is sent for post-mortem. they are waiting for the post mortem reporter after which it ll be clear about the cause of death. Police sources said that the whole cricket team was present at the Hotel.”What I have gathered so far is he did not report for team activities in the morning, so people started looking for him and eventually he was found to have been passed away in his room,” Amitabh Choudhary, joint secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, told Sportstar. “I have asked Professor Shetty (Ratnakar Shetty) to visit the site and keep me updated.”Sawant had worked with the Afghanistan cricket team before joining the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore. His most recent assignments were with the India A team, which is coached by Rahul Dravid. Sawant worked with the team during their two warm-up matches against England and with the Rest of India squad for the Irani Cup tie against Ranji Trophy champions Gujarat.India A is scheduled to play five 50-over games and two four-day games against England U-19 starting in Wankhede on Monday.advertisementBCCI CONDOLES SAWANT’S DEATH”On behalf of the BCCI, I convey my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and our prayers are with them, to overcome this irreparable loss,” said BCCI Joint Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary.BCCI condoles the sad demise of India Under 19 trainer Rajesh Sawant. He passed away today morning in Mumbai. pic.twitter.com/jvRI0e9Bxm BCCI (@BCCI) January 29, 2017last_img

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