MCA president Amol Kale passes away a day after watching India vs Pakistan game in New York

Updated - 10 Jun 2024, 05:49 PM

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Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) president Amol Kale has passed away due to a cardiac arrest in USA on Monday (June 10). He was in New York on Sunday (June 9) to watch the game between India and Pakistan at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York.

He was in the stands with a number of other MCA office bearers. In 2022, Kale beat former India cricketer Sandeep Patil by 25 votes to become the MCA president. Kale was backed by the ruling party of Maharashtra at that time. Before being elected as the president of MCA, he had also served as the vice president of the state body.

India defeat Pakistan in a thriller:

Talking about the game, India beat Pakistan by 6 runs in the 19th game of the T20 World Cup. In a low-scoring thriller, India's bowlers emerged as the heroes to power the team to yet another win over Pakistan in the World Cup.

India had their back against the wall after being asked to bat first in testing conditions. The Men in Blue were off to a disastrous start as Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma departed inside the first three overs. Rishabh Pant (42) and Axar Patel (20) then steadied the ship and India were comfortably placed at 89 for 3 in the 12th over. 

They were looking set to post around 150 on the tough pitch. However, India suffered a collapse and were eventually bowled out for 119 runs. The likes of Suryakumar Yadav, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya could not provide the finishing touches on a pitch where batters struggled to time the ball throughout the game. For Pakistan, Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf claimed three wickets each.

In reply, Pakistan made a cautious start and were on 80 for 3 after 14 overs, needing 40 runs in the last six overs with seven wickets in hand. However, Jasprit Bumrah turned the game on its head by castling a well-set Mohammad Rizwan in the 15th over and Pakistan just could not recover from that setback. In the end, they finished their innings on 113 for 7.

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