India’s oldest first-class cricketer passes away at 100


SPORTS | JUNE 13, 2020:

Vasant Raiji, popularly known as India's oldest first-class cricketer, passed away on Saturday morning at the age of 100.

Raiji was a right-handed batsman who played nine first-class matches in the 1940s and scored a total 277 runs.

Raiji was a chartered accountant by profession and had turned to writing following his cricketing career.

He celebrated his 100th birthday on January 26 in the presence of well know cricketers – Steve Waugh and Sachin Tendulkar.

Following the death of John Manners earlier this year, Raiji became the oldest living first-class cricketer in the world.