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BCCI condoles demise of Rege

Mumbai, Dec 17 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday condoled the demise of former Indian cricketer Madhusudan Rege.


Madhusudan Rege, the former India Test cricketer died on Monday. He was 89.

BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel said, "On behalf of the BCCI, I would like to condole the demise of Madhusudan Rege."

"He was a talented opening batsman and off-spinner, who represented Maharashtra with distinction, in the Ranji Trophy. He played for India in one Test, in what was our first-ever Test series against the West Indies, in 1948-49," Patel added.

Rege was a former Indian cricketer who played in one Test in 1949, against West Indies.

He played for Maharashtra from 1944-45 to 1954-55, captaining the team from 1951-52 to 1954-55.

His highest score was 164, against Gujarat in the Ranji Trophy in 1953-54.

For Maharashtra against the MCC in 1951-52, he opened the batting and scored 133 out of the team's total of 249, then became the first Indian player to be called for throwing.

The BCCI Secretary said, "May the Almighty give his family the strength to cope with this loss. May his soul rest in eternal peace."

--IBNS (Posted on 17-12-2013)

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