Raj Singh Dungarpur dead
BCCI administrator, Raj Singh Dungarpur, popularly called Rajbhai has died. He was 73 and was battling a prolonged illness. He had also played for Rajasthan in the Ranji trophy and taken 206 wickets in first class career.
He had earlier been a President of the BCCI and was one of the cricket board’s most active members. He was the head of the CCI group in Mumbai.
He had donned many roles within the cricket board. First he had been the cricket manager on many a tour, including the 1986 tour of England in which India won. In 1988-89, he was the chairman of selectors who first picked Sachin Tendulkar to tour Pakistan. He then went on to become the President of the cricket board between 1996 and 1999.
He was also involved in the setting up of the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore and was called by the cricket board as a visionary for the work he did in relation to the NCA. BCCI President Shahshank Manohar said, “It is a great loss to Indian cricket. Rajbhai served Indian cricket diligently and with distinction, in several capacities. He was a self-effacing individual who always put the sport, and Indian cricket in particular, above everything else.”
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