Ramchand Goala, the former Bangladesh left-arm spinner, passed away in Mymensingh on Friday morning. He was 79.

Goala played against the touring Sri Lankans and Bengal side in the 1980s. He even famously dismissed Arjuna Ranatunga, who went on to captain Sri Lanka.

However, Goala is best remembered for representing Abahani for nearly 15 years.

Goala was a giant in the Mymensingh cricket scene, playing well into his fifties, and helping raise many cricketers from the region.

He lived with his grandson Akash Ghosh - his niece's son - until his death.