The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) expresses deep bereavement at the passing away of veteran sports journalist and Sports Editor of Dainik Sangbad Ajay Barua who breathed his last today morning  in London. Barua, a freedom fighter and Dhaka University Blue for excellence in sports, was undergoing treatment in London after falling ill while covering the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales. He was 72 at the time of his death.

A much respected journalist, Barua’s career in sports reporting began in 1974. He was one of the founding members of the Bangladesh Sports Journalists Association (BSJA).

The BCB extends condolences and profound sympathies to the family of the departed.