Former vice- president of Khulna divisional and district Krira Sangstha died of Covid-19 at a hospital in Khulna on Tuesday.
The deceased was identified as Sardar Rafiqul Islam, 68, of Choto Mirjapur area in the city, reports UNB.
Dr Sheikh Fariduddin, resident medical officer of Khulna Medical College Hospital, said coronavirus-infected Rafiqul was brought to the hospital at 10:00 pm Monday and later he was referred to a coronavirus dedicated hospital in the city.
He breathed his last at the hospital at 4:00 am today, he added.
Islam was the director of Premier Division Cricket Club Kapilmuni Krira Shikkha Protisthan (KKSP). He was also a lifelong member of Khulna Abahani Krira Chakra, Mohammedan Sporting Club and Sonali Otit Club.
Besides cricket, he also organized a number of volleyball, handball and basketball teams in the district level.