Former Malaysian national cricketer Ajmerr Singh passed away

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Ajmerr Singh Sandhu: Former Malaysian cricket player and state hockey player

Ajmerr Singh Sandhu, a former Malaysian national creketer and a state hockey player, passed away yesterday (12 March). He was 75.

A former broadcaster for the English service of the Radio Television Malaysia (RMT), Ajmerr was a regular for the Malaysian cricket side in the mid-1970s and early 1980s.

“Very sad on the loss of a good friend. A very intelligent left arm spin bowler who represented Malaysia with honours. Thorough bred gentleman worthy of a great cricketing personality,” fellow former national cricket player Dr Harjit Singh told Asia Samachar in a text message.

“His name will remain in the annals of Malaysia’s cricketing greats,” added Dr Harjit, president of the Johor Cricket Council since 1987 who also held key positions in the Malaysian Cricket Association over the years.

Ajmerr came onto the scene just as Alex Delilkan and Gurucharan Singh, two of Malaysia’s best ever spin bowlers, were getting ready to retire.

“He became a ready replacement when they retired,” he said.

Ajmerr’s remains were cremated in Petaling Jaya this afternoon.

 

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