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Former Mumbai cricketer Ranjita Rane has died after battling cancer

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Ranjita Rane

Former Mumbai player and goal scorer Ranjita Rane died here on Wednesday after battling cancer.

He was about 40 years old.

“I am deeply saddened to announce that former Mumbai cricketer and goal scorer Ranjita Rane has died,” said a senior Mumbai Cricket Association official.

A well-known MCA goal scorer who knew Rane said she had been admitted to a city hospital for the past two weeks.

Rane, an all-around wrestler, played 44 first-class games for Mumbai from 1995 to 2003.

Another cricketer, Prabhuhai Parmar, who represented Saurasttra in home cricket, died Tuesday of COVID-19

“Everyone at SCA is deeply saddened by the sad demise of Prabhubhai Parmar, Saurashtra’s cricket of the past. He left for a heavenly abode today, fighting a tough battle against COVID-19,” SCA said in a statement to the media late Tuesday night.

The 76-year-old played four Ranji Trophy games for Saurashtra in 1968-69.

Earlier on Monday, his wife had also lost her battle against COVID-19.

Former BCCI and SCA Secretary Niranjan Shah has expressed deep sorrow over Prabhuhai’s loss.

He fondly remembered meeting Prabhuhai in December 2017 and spending an unforgettable time with him at his residence in Bhavnagar.

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