Former Bengal left-arm spinner and Mizoram U-19 head coach Murtaza Lodhgar passed away on Friday night following a cardiac arrest in Visakhapatnam.

45-year-Lodhgar was in the port city with the Mizoram colts, who were set to play the league phase of Vinoo Mankad Trophy (U-19 National One Dayers) as BCCI’s domestic season is set to commence.

“The tragedy happened just after dinner,” Cricket Association Bengal president Avishek Dalmiya said.

The Cricket Association of Bengal is trying to make arrangements so that his family can bring his mortal remains to the city for the burial.

His family will be flying to Vizag on Saturday.

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