Former billiards player Derek Sippy dies in Mumbai

Former billiards player Derek Sippy dies in Mumbai
    • Former billiards player, coach and administrator Derek Sippy died here Monday.
    • The news of Sippy’s death was confirmed to PTI by Manav Panchal, Honorary Secretary of the Billiards and Snooker Association of Maharashtra (BSAM).
    • It was understood that Sippy, who was in his 60s, died following a massive heart attack.
    • A senior office-bearer of the BSAM said Sippy, after his active days as a billiards player, served the cue sport in capacity as an administrator and also as a coach.
    • He is survived by wife.
    • Sippy served the BSAM in various capacities and was its secretary for several years, the office-bearer added.
    • He was the Indian team’s coach at recently concluded Asian Under-21 Boys Snooker and Asian Women Snooker tournament in Chandigarh.
    Condoling Sippy’s demise, BSAM president and ace cueist Yasim Merchant said the cue sports fraternity has lost a person who served the game with utmost dedication.
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