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Former Assam cricketer Probodh Choudhury passes away

Former cricketer Probodh Choudhury, who represented Assam in Ranji Trophy, passed away in Guwahati on September 9. He was 88.

Family sources said he was suffering from prolonged illness.

Choudhury, popularly known as Puwali da, represented the state at the highest-level domestic tournament from 1959 to 1979.

As a right arm medium fast bowler, Choudhury picked up 28 wickets in 11 matches.

He made his debut against Bihar in Jamshedpur in 1959-60. Choudhury also represented the East Zone School team in the year 1955-56 in Nagpur.

He was born on April 25 in 1938 in Jorhat. He leaves behind his wife and a son. He was an employee of NF Railways who joined service in 1963.

He played along with some of the best players of the state including Abani Hazarika, A Guharoy, RP Kapoor, Badal Thakur and Tapan Barua among others.

Assam Cricket Association (ACA), Veteran Cricket Association of Assam (VCAA) and others have condoled the demise of the former player.

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