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Former BCCI president Dungarpur dies

cricket Updated: Sep 12, 2009 17:39 IST
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Former Indian cricket board president Raj Singh Dungarpur died in Mumbai on 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.