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Former Kerala captain S Rajesh dies

Former Kerala captain S Rajesh has died, aged 49, at his residence in Thiruvananthapuram.

Rajesh was a right-hand batsman and medium-pace bowler who played 27 first-class matches between 1981-1989 and captained Kerala in two, during the 1988-89 season. Injury forced to him to an early retirement. He scored 1103 runs at 22.97 with seven half-centuries. His brothers S Ramesh and S Santhosh also represented Kerala.

Rajesh also served as the chairman of the state senior and junior selection committees and manager of Kerala's Under-19 and Under- 22 teams.