Muscat: Condolences poured in as the Sultanate of Oman’s cricket family mourned the demise of former national team coach Rajinder Singh Rawat, who passed away in the Indian city of Hyderabad on Tuesday. He was 62 and is survived by his wife Jayanthi.
Rajinder Singh, an ACC Level II coach, was the assistant coach of the Oman senior team on the tour to the Republic of Ireland for the ICC Trophy 2005 during June-July 2005, and served Oman Cricket as academy coach in 2013 and was also coaching A division teams before returning back to Hyderabad in 2019.
He was also a member of the Oman delegation on tours to Mumbai, Sri Lanka and Malaysia from 2004-2006. An integral part of Oman Cricket coaching from 2001-07, he played a big role in nurturing the young cricketers of Oman.
Rajinder was also part of the domestic cricket circuit from late eighties to nineties, playing most of his club cricket with OMASCO.
Former cricketers and Oman Cricket officials expressed their condolences on the passing away of the unassuming coach, who was known for his wit and humour.