Bellipadi Chandrahasa Alva
|Full name||Bellipadi Chandrahasa Alva|
23 March 1923|
Puttur, South Canara, Madras Presidency, British India
|Died||6 November 1982
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
|Batting style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
|Domestic team information|
|Source: Cricinfo, 9 November 2011|
Bellipadi Chandrahasa Alva (23 March 1923 – 6 November 1982) was an Indian cricketer who played domestic cricket for Madras and Mysore cricket teams and represented India in two unofficial Test matches.
Alva was born on 23 March 1923 in Puttur in South Canara, Madras Presidency. He had his schooling at St. Aloysius College, Mangalore and graduated in mathematics and engineering from St. Aloysius College, Bangalore and the Guindy Engineering College, Madras. Alva worked as Chief Engineer, Bangalore Electricity Board and was Chairman of the Bhakra Beas Management Board, Chandigarh.
Alva was a good middle-order batsman, medium pace bowler and slip fielder. He represented Madras from 1944–45 to 1954–55 and captained the team in Ranji Trophy for three seasons. He also played for Mysore in 1957–58 and 1958–59. He was a part of the Indian national cricket team for two unofficial tests against Commonwealth XI in 1951–52.
- "Obituary". Indian Cricket 1983. Kasturi and Sons. 1983. p. 686.[need quotation to verify]