Hanumant Singh

Hanumant Singh passed away on 29th November 2006.

Hanu was an inspiration to all at the WCA and was the pillar on which the entire concept of the WCA was built.

All at the WCA will miss him immensely and we join in wishing his son Sangram and daughter in law Tinika along with his close friend Siloo all the strength in coping with this great loss.

Monty Desai Tribute to Hanumant Singh

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Mark Garaway
England Assistant Coach/Analyst

I read this on Cricinfo this morning but had been ready for the announcement since Sachin rang me the other day to tell me that he was not at all well. Please pass my best wishes onto Hanumants' family and friends as he was an absolute legend with the Somerset boys last winter and I use his sayings and coaching ideas every day now with the England Team.

I hope that his memory acts as a cornerstone by which the WCA can continue to thrive and progress in the future. A great and wise man indeed.


Tony Middleton
Hampshire County Cricket Club

I am so sorry to hear the news of Hanumant, I had heard he had been ill but had not realized the serious nature. I found him a lovely person and extremely interesting to talk cricket to. I feel very privileged to have met him and learnt a great deal in the time I spent with him. Many of his thoughts will live on in the work that I do and also in the hundreds of players who were lucky enough to cross his path.


Chris Tolley
Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club
Director of Coaching

Please pass on the best wishes from all at Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club. It was a pleasure to meet Hanumant at the beginning of the year, he was a very special person and coach.


Richard Nicoll (parent of regular visitors to WCA)

Saddened to hear the news. Have many many happy memories of Hanumant working with our Boys with such patience, skill and enthusiasm. Please pass on our sincere condolences to his family.


Z.M.Bharucha (student and admirer)

"life on a cricket field will never be the same again for anyone at the World Cricket Academy. We have lost our institution, and all we can do is endeavor to walk in his footsteps. A rare man in this game of cricket, who never thought of coaching as his job but brought to it an integrity, honesty and sincerity which was never seen before and sadly will never be seen again. This has been a great personal loss as well as a huge tragedy to the movement of the World Cricket Academy, and to anyone associated with this game. However we will continue to bring glory to his name and his teachings through a number of initiatives which the World Cricket Academy have planned, the first of such, is a book in his honor. Watch this space for the continuing legacy of our legend Mr Hanumant Singh".


Deepak Shah (Fan)

I am an Australian of Indian/Gujarati origin, living in Newcastle, NSW. I
was looking for suitable coaching programmes for my two sons who are playing Club cricket (1st grade) for Charlestown in Newcastle District Cricket
Association competition. (www.cdcc.org.au)

They have played all of their cricket in Australia and would find playing in
Indian conditions very rewarding. That is when I found your site and
information and read that Mr. Hanumant Singh was chief coach, whose untimely death came as a great shock to me. I lived in India till 1995 and follow Indian cricket very closely. I am greatly saddened at untimely death of one of the finest batsman India has produced. I remember watching him play in a few Ranji trophy games in Ahmedabad when I used to live there in 60s/70s and still remember his wristy leg side flicks. From what I gather he was responsible for WCA being such a strong force that it is. I am sure he would be missed by all. May his soul rest in peace.

My heartfelt condolence to WCA and its staff and alumni for this irreparable


Roland Lefebvre
Director of Holland Cricket

I have just been reading the obituary on Hanumant on CricInfo. So sad and what a lovely man he was. May he rest in peace. We were honoured to have been able to work with him last December/January. Please pass on my condolences to his family and all at the WCA.


Jimmy Skitt
(Club player and regular visitor to the WCA)

Very sad to hear this news. He was a superb coach and a lovely man. It was a real honour for me to be coached by him on my trips to India. Please pass on my condolenses along with you all at the WCA