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GCA Executive Committee condoles death of Dr Raja Nagrajan
NEWS BYTES PORVORIM The Executive Committee of Goa Cricket Association (GCA) mourns and offers sympathies to the family of Dr Raja Nagarajan who passed away after a brief illness on Monday. Raja , as he was affectionately called , was a scientist with National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) with a love for cricket. Dr Nagrajan umpired two international BCCI cricket matches one of them being the game between Indian and West Indies which was held at the Fatorda stadium. He also umpired the match between India and Zimbabwe in Orissa. If not in NIO, Raja was a familiar face at the Panjim Gymkhana ground and was joint secretary of GCA for a while. Raja wore his international garb in 1995-96, officiated his first Ranji match in 1991 and State umpire in 1976. “Dr Nagarajan’s contribution to cricket in Goa and GCA will always be remembered. He was a man who always strived for the right,” stated GCA Presdient Vipul Phadke whilst extending condolences to the bereaved family. “GCA will always remember Dr Nagrajans contribution to cricket in Goa and the Association in particular and it is at this time that we pledge to carry his ideals forward,” stated GCA secretary Rohan Gauns Dessai.