Former Delhi & Districts Cricket Affiliation (DDCA) secretary Sunil Dev handed away on Wednesday after a chronic sickness.
He was 75 and is survived by his spouse and youngsters.
Dev, who was synonymous with DDCA from late ’70s until 2015, additionally served in varied BCCI sub-committees throughout his tenure as sports activities administrator.
Nevertheless Dev’s second of glory got here when he grew to become administrative supervisor of the Indian staff that gained the inaugural 2007 T20 World Cup in South Africa.
He additionally served as an administrative supervisor on India’s tour of South Africa in 1996 and the 2014 tour of England.
A born raconteur, Dev typified the nice, dangerous and ugly of the DDCA.
He might polarise opinions together with his contrarian view factors on varied coverage points within the DDCA, which earned him each mates and foes in equal measure.
There was a time between 1990 until the primary decade of the brand new millennium when no Ranji Trophy or age-group staff might be launched with out his seal of approval.
Actually, famend journalist James Astill, who’s the Asia Editor of ‘Economist’, in his critically acclaimed e-book “The Nice Tamasha”, had talked about about his assembly with Dev and the way his clarification and theatrics round ticket gross sales of a selected recreation on the Kotla amused him.
There have been many tales in regards to the type of working of Dev however a couple of grew to become city myths with the passage of time.
If he was in a relaxed temper within the firm of scribes, he would narrate tales about how a 17-year-old named Virat Kohli learnt driving on his SUV.