Former Karnataka coach Sanath Kumar suffers brain stroke

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Vadodara / Bengaluru, January 4: Former Karnataka cricketer and coach Sanath Kumar suffered a brain stroke on Friday early morning. The 56-year-old Sanath, who is the current Barida Ranji Trophy team coach, was immediately rushed to a hospital for treatment. His condition is reported to be stable.

According to the Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) officials, Sanath has suffered paralysis on the left side of his body. “Kumar will be under observation for two more days. BCA is extending all the help that is possible,” said Satyajit Gaekwad, chairman, BCA press and publicity committee.

The former Karnataka player was appointed Baroda coach in June 2019.

This is Kumar’s second stint with the Baroda team as he had earlier worked here in 2011-12. He has played 11 first-class matches between 1986-87 to 1988-89 for Karnataka.

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