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Former cricketer Sreerupa Bose passes away

30th November 2017
Former Indian Women's cricket team captain and head coach Sreerupa Bose Mukherjee passed away suffering a cardiac arrest today morning in her Kolkata residence. The 66-year old is survived by husband and daughter.
Srirupa played two One Day Internationals for India against New Zealand and led the side in both matches. In two matches she batted once, scoring 7 runs, while she bowled 13 overs giving away only 78 runs with impressive economy of 2.69. During the Unofficial Test series against Australia in 1975, Bose was the captain for India in Kolkata Test.
Under her captaincy from 1973 to 1981 Bengal remained undisputed champions winning six national championships. She went on to coach the Women’s World Cup team in 1993, 1997 and 2000.
She was known to be a coach with grit and intent. Later, she was appointed as the chairperson of the selection committee of the then Women's Cricket Association of India(WCAI).
For her immense contribution, she was handed over 'Hononary Membership Card' by CAB. She also represented Bengal in Basketball and Hockey National Championship.
She encouraged many women cricketers to take up the game seriously. She was a faculty member of Journalism department of in Calcutta University as a teacher of Sports Journalism.

Ayan Das