Vastavam web: The Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) today condoled the sad demise of its former General Manager Dr MV Sridhar, who had recently resigned from his position.Sridhar, 51, passed away at his residence in Hyderabad after suffering a massive cardiac arrest. He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.On many occasions, Sridhar was BCCI’s ‘Go To Man’ in crisis situations. He twice served as a manager with the Indian cricket team.
His role as an administrative manager in Australia during the infamous ‘Monkeygate’ involving Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds was laudable. Sridhar was there throughout the hearing and was the link between the team and the board.In July this year, Sridhar was sent to the West Indies by the BCCI following Anil Kumble’s resignation, after his much publicised differences with skipper Virat Kohli.During his playing days, he was one of the pillars of Hyderabad cricket during the 1990’s and was also one of their better captains. With Mohammed Azharuddin busy on national duty for most of the 90’s, it was Sridhar and Abdul Azeem, who shouldered the burden of Hyderabad batting during that phase.