Former Cricketer: Gopalaswamy Kasturirangan dies

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Gopalaswamy Kasturirangan was an allrounder former medium pacer, administrator, and curator. But the work on the pitch where the cricket match is played is more valuable. Kasturirangan started his career in 1948-49. He starting his career in first-class cricket. In 36 matches of his Ranji career from 1962-63, he took 94 wickets at an average of 22.02. He represented Mysore before the formation of the state of Karnataka and held the lead for a few years. In the year of 1952, he was selected in the Indian team. In the Karnataka Cricket Board, Kasturirangan held various positions and responsibilities, including vice-president. In 1973, Karnataka won the Ranji Trophy for the first time under the leadership of Irapalli Prasanna. He was a member of the selection committee at the time. In their debut match in local cricket, Kasturirangan managed to take a total of nine wickets.
Gopalaswamy had educational knowledge also. Horticultural knowledge was used by Kasturirangan on cricket grounds. In 1997, under the chairmanship of Kapil Dev, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) introduced voting and pitch for the first time committee formed. When Kapil took over the presidency, Kasturirangan made good use of his knowledge professionally. Other curators of soil, grass, manure which are considered important elements for the pitch. He was resigned in 2003 due to differences with the BCCI. Further from BCCI. Curator exams also began to be taken.

Reference : Daily Newspaper

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