On April 18, former Vidarbha captain and coach Praveen Hinganikar and his wife were involved in a terrible car accident. The accident proved disastrous for the couple, as Hinganikar’s 52-year-old wife Suvarna died at the scene, while the former cricketer was admitted to a private hospital in Mehkar for treatment. According to reports, the automobile accident occurred on the Samruddhi Expressway in the Buldhana district of Maharashtra.
According to reports, the retired 56-year-old cricketer was driving the car when it collided with an improperly positioned truck on the expressway as the couple was returning from Nagpur. In addition, the vehicle driver has been charged at the Mehkar Police Station.
“The truck driver committed an error when he parked his vehicle in a shady area of the interstate. Hinganikar most likely failed to notice that the vehicle was stationary and collided with it from behind. The Times of India quoted Assistant Police Inspector Amar Nagre of the Mehkar police station as saying, “A case has been registered against the truck driver.”
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has employed Hinganikar as the organization’s chief curator since 2018. He was also one of the 12 curators who completed the BCCI’s Level-1 course in July 2016.
Under his supervision, the grounds and outfields at the Zahur Ahmed Chaudhary Stadium, Chattogram, and Cox Bazar stadiums were constructed to international specifications.
Praveen Hinganikar held the position of principal curator at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA).
Between 2008 and 2018, Praveen Hinganikar served as principal curator at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) in Nagpur, where he designed the Jamtha stadium pitch and outfield.
Between 1983 and 1996, the 56-year-old was regarded as an excellent all-rounder for Vidarbha, for whom he played 52 first-class and 17 List-A matches. In first-class cricket, Hinganikar accumulated 2805 runs and 47 wickets, while in List A cricket, he amassed 390 runs and seven wickets.
He coached the Vidarbha Ranji team for a few seasons after his retirement before assuming the role of curator.