India news December 10, 2013

Newly-elected KSCA president Wadiyar dies

ESPNcricinfo staff

Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wadiyar, who reclaimed the post of Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) president at the election last week, has died in Bangalore following a heart attack. Wadiyar, 60, was a member of the former royal family of Mysore.

Wadiyar and his group returned to power in the KSCA on December 1, after sweeping all 24 posts up for grabs at the election. He took over the post from former India captain Anil Kumble, who defeated him in the 2010 election. Wadiyar beat Sadanand Maiya, who was supported by Kumble, in the presidential race.

Brijesh Patel, the KSCA secretary who was also re-elected last week, said: "He was a very happy man when we won the recently concluded elections. He had definite plans for the next three years and was very keen to start implementing them at the earliest. This is really unfortunate. Our thoughts are with the family as of now."

Wadiyar was the son of the last ruling Maharaja of Mysore, Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar, and was elected a Member of Parliament, representing the Mysore constituency, four times. He had played university cricket for Mysore.