Nagpur: Former Vidarbha Ranji Trophy player Amol Jichkar allegedly committed suicide today by hanging himself from a ceiling fan inside his house here, police said.

38-year-old Amol, who was staying with his wife and son at civil lines, was found hanging at 5 AM, a senior police official of Sitabuldi police station said. Amol took the drastic step when his parents had gone to his elder bother Ankush’s place in Pune.

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Prima facie, he might have taken the extreme step due to a financial crisis, adding no suicide note was recovered from the spot. The case of accidental death has been registered at Sitabuldi police station, following the complaint of Kishore Jichkar (53), cousin of the deceased.

Amol played Ranji Trophy for Vidarbha between 1998 and 2002, an office-bearer of Vidarbha Cricket Association said.

He represented Vidarbha in six first-class games. The cricketer was cremated on Tuesday evening at Ambazari ghat.