Kuntal Chandra

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Kuntal Chandra
Personal information
Full name Kuntal Chandra
Born 8 October 1984
Tangail, Dhaka
Died 3 December 2012(2012-12-03) (aged 28)
Nickname Papon
Batting style Right-hand batsman
Bowling style n/a
Role Wicketkeeper
International information
National side
Domestic team information
Years Team
2004/05 Chittagong Division
2007 Sylhet Division
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 2 2
Runs scored 132 0
Batting average 26.40 0.00
100s/50s –/1
Top score 71 0
Catches/stumpings 8/- 5/-
Source: Cricinfo, September 14, 2014

Kuntal Chandra (born 8 November 1984 in Tangail, Dhaka, - died 3 December 2012 near Dhaka-Gazipur) was a former cricketer from Bangladesh.

Chandra was a right-handed batsman and wicket keeper sometimes known by his nickname Papon. After playing for Bangladesh Under-19s in 2000. He made his debut for Chittagong Division in 2004-2005 against Rajshahi Division taking five catches and scoring 71 and 33.[1] Despite this promising beginning this remained his only first class match. He also played in two List A one day matches in the same year.[2]


Kuntal Chandra was found dead at the outskirts of Dhaka, on a stopbank near the Dhaka-Gazipur border on December 3, 2012. He was discovered by the locals who then called the police. His body was found blindfolded and with pieces of cloth stuffed into his mouth. The body also bore signs of being beaten.[3] Initial assessment by the local police indicated that Chandra likely died by strangulation.[4]


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