Former Ranji cricketer and the current chief curator of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), Praveen Hinganikar got injured while his wife died on the spot in an accident at the Mehkar taluka near Samruddhi Highway in Buldhana district, Maharashtra. Hinganikar’s car rammed into a parked truck from behind and the injured former cricketer has been admitted to the Mehkar Rural Hospital for treatment.
It is being said that the accident happened because the driver fell asleep while at the wheel. After the accident, the rescue event immediately arrived and the Mehkar police became involved too.
Praveen Hinganikar played for Vidarbha and captained them in his Ranji Trophy days. As an all-rounder, he scored 2805 runs and took 47 wickets in 52 First Class matches. Hinganikar also played 17 List-A matches in which the right-hander scored 390 runs and took 7 wickets.
Furthermore, the ex-Ranji player was the curator at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur from 2008 till 2018, the venue which was praised for its pitches and outfield by many in cricketing circles over the years. In 2018, BCCI recommended Hinganikar to the BCB, who were looking for a curator. Over there, he worked alongside chief curator Gamini Silva before taking over the post himself recently.