Former Odisha cricketer Prasanta Mohapatra succumbs to COVID-19

Former Odisha Ranji Trophy player and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) match referee Prasanta Mohapatra passed away in Bhubaneswar, due to COVID-19 complications, on Wednesday.

He was 47.

Mohapatra had lost his father, eminent sculptor and Rajya Sabha member Raghunath Mohapatra, to COVID-19 11 days ago.

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He made his debut against Bihar in 1990 and scored 2,196 runs at 30.08 in 45 first class matches. He also played Duleep Trophy and Deodhar Trophy matches. As a match referee, he regularly oversaw BCCI matches at different venues in the last few years.

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