Cricket statistician Dinar Gupte dies of COVID-19

A statistician with the BCCI for more than 15 years, Gupte passed away aged 76 on Thursday.

Dinar Gupte was India's official scorer during the 1999 World Cup. - GETTY IMAGES (REPRESENTATIVE)

One of India’s well-known cricket statistician Dinar Gupte died on Thursday of COVID-19, the Saurashtra Cricket Association said. He was 76.

“Everyone at SCA is deeply sadden on sad demise of Dinar Gupte. Dinarji was from Vadodara. He left for heavenly abode this early morning fighting hard battle against COVID-19,” the SCA said in a media statement.

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Gupte was one of the finest and “very remarkable” scorer and statistician.

“He was official statistician of BCCI for more than 15 years and also had rendered his valued services as official scorer since 1970 to BCCI, Saurashtra Cricket Association, All India Radio and various other cricket associations,” the SCA said.

SCA also said Gupte was with the Indian team as official scorer during the World Cup in 1999.

“He was always well updated and well organised with latest statistics. His contributions to the world of cricket shall be remembered forever,” it said.

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