Former Saurashtra coach Hasmukhbhai ‘Bababhai’ Joshi dies aged 85

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Former Saurashtra coach and manager Hasmukhbhai Joshi, popularly known as ‘Bababhai’ in cricketing circles, died on Thursday, the Saurashtra Cricket Association said.

Joshi was 85-years-old.

“Bababhai Joshi served cricket of Saurashtra in many capacities; as a player, selector of Under 16, Under 19, Under 22, umpire, coach and as a manager,” the SCA said in media statement.

He also published a book Old Ranji Trophy Players of the Period 1963 to 1969 — my teammates and intimates.

Former BCCI and SCA Secretary Niranjan Shah, conveyed heartfelt sympathies on Joshi’s demise.

“Bababhai was the man with quality, ethics and great cricketing capabilities,” said Shah.

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