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[Representational Image] The cricketer died as a running bus rammed straight into her bikeReuters

Ex-Bengal team cricketer Chandravati Pal died in a road accident in Kolkata on Saturday, a CAB (Cricket Association of Bengal) official confirmed the news on Sunday. The 40-year-old had represented the Bengal team for 15 years.

Chandravati was on her way to the Calcutta Parsi Club early on Saturday morning where she conducted cricket coaching classes. A running bus lost control and rammed straight into the bike she was riding pillion; the incident took place near Red Road.

She was rushed to the hospital, but unfortunately succumbed to her injuries.

"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," Press Trust of India quoted the CAB official as saying.

"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 batsman, Chandravati was coaching the Howrah District cricket team. Besides playing for the Bengal team, she has also played a lot of times for East Zone cricket team.

"We convey our solace to the bereaved family and pray for eternal peace to her departed soul," said the CAB in a message.

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