Former Kerala Ranji captain K Jayaram (Jayaraman) passed away due to a heart attack in Kochi on Saturday. He was 67 years old.
A native of Ernakulam, Jayaram played 46 matches for Kerala and scored 2,358 runs at an average of 29.47. The right-hander scored five centuries and 10 fifties with his part-time spin in his first-class career and took two wickets.
Jayaram was rated as one of the best batsmen Kerala has ever produced. He has also played for South Zone in the Duleep Trophy.
Jayaram was the star of Kerala in the 1980s. He rose to national prominence in the 1986–87 season when he scored four centuries in five matches in the Ranji Trophy.
He was a former junior national selector for the Board of Control for Cricket in India. Jayaram was also the chief selector of the Kerala senior teams for a few years.
He has worked as a match referee and Apex Council member of Kerala Cricket Association.
His wife is Rama and his son is Abhay.
Funeral on Monday (2.30 pm) at Ravipuram Crematorium.