Indian Cricket Team under-19 coach Rajesh Sawant, on Sunday was found dead in his hotel room in Mumbai and was declared dead after he was rushed to the Bombay Hospital.
Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) has expressed shock over Sawant’s death and its CEO Rahul Johri labelled the incident as ‘very unfortunate development’. “It’s a very unfortunate development. We are still in shock. Today when the boys left for practice, after reaching the stadium, it was found that Rajesh was not with the team. It was discovered that he had passed away in his hotel room,” he said.
The 40-year-old trainer was earlier a part of the Afghanistan coaching staff and later worked with India A teams that played the England XI in two matches held earlier this month.
While initial reports suggest that Sawant died due to cardiac arrest. He was found unconscious in his hotel room and declared dead before admission to Bombay Hospital.
However, the exact reason of his death will only be ascertained after post-mortem is conducted, said the concerned authorities.