Jan 30, 2017

U-19 cricket team trainer found dead in hotel room

India A and Under-19 cricket team’s physical fitness trainer Rajesh Sawant was found dead in his hotel room in Mumbai Sunday morning.

Sawant, 40, was supposed to report to training ahead of India’s first ODI against England but had not appeared.

Sawant was found in his hotel room, unconscious and not breathing, after measures were taken to forcefully open the door.

A BCCI press release said Sawant "passed away in his sleep."

The 40-year-old had worked as team trainer for the Afghanistan national cricket team as well as with the India A squad.