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Thatscricket - News - Cricket: Former BCCI president Scindia dies in plane crash

Published: Thursday, September 13, 2001, 0:12 [IST]
 
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New Delhi: Madhav Rao Scindia, who died in a plane crash on Sunday, was better known as a politician, but was also a sportsperson at heart, despite hectic schedules he had to keep as a politician, he always had time for sports and welfare of sportspersons.[an error occurred while processing this directive]An active weekend cricketer and a keen amateur golfer, Scindia brought all his administrative and diplomatic acumen he was famous for, in the running of sports in the country both as an administrator and as a minister.Scindia was the president of BCCI from 1990 to 1993, a stormy period during which allegations of malpractices in cricket first surfaced at Sharjah and India pulled out of competition in the desert outpost.It was the diplomatic skills of Scindia, who was under intense pressure from two divergent groups - one that did not want the team to play there and some players who could not resist the lure of big buck and participating in matches there - that found the solution to satisfy both sides.Understandably, the sporting community expressed their shock at the death of the affable Scindia. "It is very tragic, very unfortunate for the country for it has not only lost an able leader but a very competent sportsman and a sports administrator," said former India captain Bishen Singh Bedi.Another former captain Kapil Dev said he was "too stunned to react". PTI

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