Kuntal Chandra

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Kuntal Chandra
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Bowling type Unknown
First-class List A
Matches 1 2
Runs scored 104 0
Batting average 52 0
100s/50s -/1 -/-
Top score 71 0
Balls bowled 0 0
Wickets 0 0
Bowling average - -
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - -
Best bowling - -
Catches/stumpings 5/- 5/-

Debut: 8 February 2005
Last appearance: 15 February 2005
Source: CricketArchive

Kuntal Chandra (8 November 1984 - 3 December 2012) was a First class and List A cricketer from Bangladesh.

Chandra was born on 8 November 1984 in Tangail, Dhaka, and was a right-handed batsman and wicket keeper sometimes known by his nickname Papon. After playing for Bangladesh Under-19s in 1999-2000 he made his debut for Chittagong Division in 2004-2005 against Rajshahi Division, taking five catches and scoring 71 and 33. 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.[citation needed]


Kuntal Chandra was found dead at the outskirts of Dhaka, on a stopbank near the Dhaka-Gazipur border on 3 December 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.[1] Initial assessment by the local police indicated that Chandra likely died by strangulation.[2]


  1. ^ ক্রিকেটারের লাশ উদ্ধার, BDNews24, 2012-12-03, retrieved 2012-12-03 
  2. ^ "Bangladesh first-class player Kuntal Chandra dies aged 28". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 4 December 2012.