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SBD Global/December 28, 2012/2012 Year In Review

People We Will Miss: Significant Deaths In Global Sports Business This Year

Here is a list of sports luminaries who died this year.

F1 Doctor Sid Watkins (Sept. 12).

Australian rules footballer John McCarthy (Sept. 10).

China CCTV football commentator Tao Wei (Aug. 27).

Board of Control for Cricket in India Union Minister and Mumbai Cricket Association President Vilasrao Deshmukh (Aug. 14).

Hungarian Grand Prix promoter Tamas Frank (June 5).

Former Board of Control for Cricket in India President P.M. Rungta (July 12).

Australian sprinter Daniel Batman (June 26).

Former Premiership rugby Sale Sharks player David Tait (Dec. 13).

Motorsport biker Luis Carreira (Nov. 15).

Former Man City Manager John Bond (Sept. 25).

Former British jockey, journalist, broadcaster John Oaksey (Sept. 5).

Russian women's volleyball coach Sergei Ovchinnikov (Aug. 29).

Former Newcastle United CEO Freddie Fletcher (Aug. 27).

Former Nippon Professional Baseball Commissioner Hiromori Kawashima (Dec. 9).

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