KOLKATA: Former Bengal batswoman Chandravati Pal died in a road accident today, according to Cricket Association of Bengal.
Chandravati, 40, was on her way to Calcutta Parsi Club where she was coaching when the accident took place near Red Road this morning, a CAB official said.
"She was riding pillion on a two-wheeler when she was hit by a bus from behind near the Red Road. She was taken to hospital in a critical condition and passed away around 9 am," the CAB official said.
"It's really unfortunate, I had met her at the CAB a couple of days ago. She was always smiling and never got into an argument," he added.
A top-order right hand batswoman, Chandravati represented Bengal for 15 years and also played for East Zone several times.
She coached Combined District Team for two years and currently was coaching Howrah District under the ageis of CAB.
"We convey our solace to the bereaved family and pray for eternal peace to her departed soul," CAB stated in a condolence message.