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Daijiworld Media Network - Goa (MB)
from special correspondent

Panaji, Jul 16: Goa state legislative assembly on Monday moved a condolence motion mourning the death of veteran cricketer Dilip Sardesai, who passed away recently in Mumbai.

"Sardesai entered cricket arena when it was much difficult. His death has created a void in the cricketing field,’’ Goa chief minister Digamber Kamat said recalling his recent experience of association with the veteran cricketer.

Kamat said that Sardesai has made Goa proud with his stint in cricket. "Goans were expecting guidance from this veteran,’’ the chief minister said.

"Sardesai was a friend of Goa and Goan cricket was expecting to learn lots from this stalwart,’’ Dayanand Narvekar, state finance minister, who moved the motion, said on the floor of the house.

Narvekar, who is also a vice president Board of Cricket control of India (BCCI), said that Sardesai lived great heights even after his cricket days. ``Goa is proud of this son…. He was known as a Goan throughout his career,’’ Narvekar said.

The state assembly also moved a condolence motion to former prime minister late Chandra Shekhar, renowned musician Dattaram Wadkar, Goan musician Ulhas Buyao and BJP leader Sahib Singh Verma.


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