Young cricketer Sanath Naik dies of cancer

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Bengaluru, October 1: Sanath Naik, a young cricketer who played U-16 and U-19 Zonals, passed away on Sunday night after a year-long fight with cancer.

Sanath, who turned 21 on September 6, was diagnosed with a brain tumor last February and underwent a surgery immediately.

The 18-year-old student of Jain College, a genuine all-rounder, won the U-14 Best Bowler Award in the inter-school cricket tournament while representing St. Joseph’s Indian High School in 2012.

His former coaches remember him one among the fittest players.

In the KSCA league, Sanath, a left-handed batsman, and leg-spinner played for Friends Union Cricket Club (2).

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