CAB saddened to know about P C Poddar demise
3rd January 2023
CAB Kartick Bose Lifetime Achievement Winner and former Bengal cricketer Prakash Chandra Poddar breathed his last in the city recently. He was 82 years old.
Reacting to the news CAB President Snehasish Ganguly said: "He was one of the Bengal greats. A fabulous batsman with an eye to spot talent. His death has left a void. We are deeply saddened and our deepest condolences to his bereaved family members. May he rest in peace."
CAB's flag was kept half mast in his honour, upon learning about the news today.
Poddar was a first-class cricketer who played for Bengal and Rajasthan. After his playing career, he became a Talent Resource Development Officer (TRDO) for the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
He played 74 matches scoring 3868 runs, with a top score of 199. In January 1964, playing for Board President's XI, Poddar scored 100 not out against a Marylebone Cricket Club bowling attack consisting of John Price, Jeff Jones, Barry Knight, John Mortimore and Donald Wilson.
Poddar appeared in two Ranji finals, both during his three-year stint with Rajasthan
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