Here’s Why Indian Cricket Team Was Wearing Black Arm Bands In T-20 International Yesterday

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Updated on 30 Jan, 2017 at 4:50 pm


Playing against England in the T-20 International, Indians stepped into the VCA stadium wearing black armbands as a sign of respect to the deceased India U-19 team fitness trainer Rajesh Sawant and Indian cricket player Mohammad Shami’s father.

Rajesh Sawant was suppose to report for training ahead of the U-19 side’s first ODI against England on 30 January. However, he didn’t show up and was later found in his hotel room unresponsive. It’s said that he passed away due to a cardiac arrest.

Two days ago, Mohammad Shami’s father was also reported to die due to a case of heart attack. The cricketer left his rehab with the T20 team and rush to Amroha.

To commemorate the two, Indian cricket team decided to sport a black arm band on the grounds of Nagpur VCA Stadium on Sunday.



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