Former BCCI President Dungarpur Dies


Mumbai, Sep 12: Former Indian cricket board president Raj Singh Dungarpur died here Saturday after a prolonged illness. He was 74.

Hailed from the royal family of Dungarpur in Rajasthan, he was the youngest son of Lakshman Singhji, the erstwhile ruler of Dungarpur.

Dungarpur, who served two terms as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), was also suffering from Alzheimer disease. He was also the president of the Cricket club of India (CCI) for more than 13 years.

He was a medium fast bowler and represented Rajasthan in 86 first-class matches 1955-71, taking 206 wickets.

Dungarpur also served two terms as the national selector and was also the manager of the team on four overseas tours, including the one to Pakistan in 2005-06.


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  • Antony Crasta, Mangalore/Sydney Australia

    Sat, Sep 12 2009

    Sad news. Lost a great man and a cricketer from a Royal Family, with commanding looks and an imposing personality, and the world of Indian cricket and its followers will miss him and his services. 74 years is a bit early to go in these modern times though. May his Soul Rest in Peace.

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