Chandrasekhar, 57, was found in his bedroom by his family in the southern city of Chennai on Thursday evening, police investigator Senthil Murugan said.
"We have booked a case of unnatural death. According to our preliminary investigation, he has been under a financial stress. The autopsy report is awaited," Murugan said.
Opening batsman Chandrasekhar represented India in seven one-day internationals from 1988-90 and helped Tamil Nadu state win the 1987 Ranji trophy.
He owned a Tamil Nadu Premier League team, the VB Kanchi Veerans, and also ran a cricket academy, VB's Nest, in Velachery, the Times of India daily reported online.
"Very sad to hear of the passing away of VB Chandrasekhar. Have fond memories of him. My condolences to his family," former India great Sachin Tendulkar tweeted.
On the way to his 43rd One-Day International (ODI) ton, India skipper Virat Kohli created yet another world record as he became the first batsman to score 20,000 international runs in 10 years.
"His warmth and passion for playing and watching Cricket was endearing," Tendulkar wrote of his meeting with Raiji on Twitter following the announcement of the death.
“Tendulkar batted in the toughest era of cricket. If he had to get the chance now, he may hit more than 1.30 lakh runs. So it’s not good to make a comparison between Sachin and Kohli,” Akhtar said during a live video session on Helo app.
Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council (DSC) and Chairman of the Higher Committee for the Protection of the Rights of People of Determination, on Friday attended the opening of the 2022 IWBF Wheelchair Basketball World Championships at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
The Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi Award for Sports Excellence, launched with the objective of enhancing the passion for sports development in the emirate of Sharjah and empowering a generation of leaders capable of leading sports institutions, has revealed the criteria and award categories. Held under the patronage of Her Highness
Unheralded Karolina Muchova saved a match point as she stunned world number two Aryna Sabalenka to reach the French Open final on Thursday, while Iga Swiatek hopes to stay on course for a third Roland Garros title.
India eventually dismissed Australia for 469 after lunch, fast bowler Siraj leading the way with 4-108. Smith had batted in relatively sedate fashion to reach 95 not out off 227 balls overnight while Head blazed his way to an unbeaten 146 off just 156 balls.