Celebrated Life of Octogenarian

Mr Chandrasekaran has had a truly celebrated life

A First Class Cricketer, Umpire, Match Referee, Treasurer, Scorer, Selector, Manager, Owner of multiple TNCA league teams, committee member at the TNCA and an Officer in reputed bank.

As a Globe Trotter, he turned a great administrator by organizing globe-trotting trips along with colleagues and organising cricketing tours that offered several cricketers opportunities to play overseas. In 2010, aged 75, he took a team comprising teenagers to Colombo to play a series of matches. Such has been his passion for the game. At a point of time in his life, Chandrasekaran ran four league teams in the city viz Globe Trotters, Rising Stars, BRC and Magnet. He continues to run Magnet Cricket Club in the TNCA league to this day.

As a Globe trotter he and his friends had driven on a Lambratta Scooter from Chennai to London, not once but twice and were interviewed by BBC.

If he had not joined SBI, he may have ended up as a salesman at Sundaram Motors. Instead, he enjoyed well over a decade of playing with the who’s who of Indian cricket representing SBI team in first division. He rose to the level of AGM at the bank and remained a strong contributor to the bank’s growth throughout his career. At 85 he is proud that he continued his association with cricket in various capacities.

His wife was qualified teacher in a govt school in Coimbatore. She took voluntarily retirement at the age 50.

His son C. Vasanth who passed away at the age 45 is B.com graduate. He has represented Tamil Nadu and Saurashtra in the National Ranji Trophy cricket. He was BCCI qualified cricket coach and was a coach in TNCA Academy.