Arun Jaitley passes away: Cricketing fraternity pays tribute to former BCCI vice-president

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Arun Jaitley, former BCCI vice-president, passed away aged 66, on Saturday (August 24) due to an illness.

Jaitley, who has been associated with Indian cricket since the 1990s, also served as the President of the Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) for almost 14 years.

“A remarkable statesman, Mr Jaitley was a passionate cricket follower and will always be remembered as one of the most able and respected cricket administrators,” the BCCI said in their statement condoling Jaitley’s death.

“During his long tenure as the President of the Delhi & District Cricket Association, he brought about a tremendous change in the cricketing infrastructure.

“A close friend of the cricketers, he always stood by them, encouraged them and supported them in their quest for excellence.”

Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper, also paid tribute to the former administrator: “Shocked & saddened to hear about the passing away of Shri Arun Jaitley ji. He was genuinely a good person, always willing to help others. He took out his precious time back in 2006 when my father passed away to come to my home and pay his condolences. May his soul rest in peace.”

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