Noted cricket coach and sports writer Jalal Ahmed Chowdhury died at a hospital in Dhaka on Tuesday morning. He was 67.
Jalal Ahmed The former coach breathed his last at Anwar Khan Modern Hospital at 11:25am.
Debabrata Paul, general secretary of the Cricketers Welfare Association of Bangladesh, confirmed the matter.
Jalal had been suffering from lung infection and respiratory problems, he said.
On Friday, Jalal was put on a ventilator after his condition worsened at hospital, where had been admitted since September 14.
Jalal was first admitted to the hospital in early September. He returned home after undergoing treatment for some days.
But on September 14, he got sick and was rushed to the hospital again.
He was a domestic cricketer during the 70s and 80s. He played for several clubs. As a coach, he inspired many youngsters to take up cricket as a career.
Jalal Ahmed Chowdhury wrote for many Bengali and English publications
BDST: 1704 HRS, SEP 21, 2021