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Raj Singh Dungarpur

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Raj Singh Dungarpur 19 December 1935 – 12 September 2009 was a former president of Board of Control for Cricket in India He played first class cricket for 16 years and was in and out of the Board of Control for more than 20 years He was a selector of the national team for two terms He also managed the Indian cricket team four times on overseas tours

Raj Singh Dungarpur was the person who introduced Sachin Tendulkar to the world He was chairman of the selection committee that selected him to tour Pakistan as a member of the Indian cricket team when he was just 16 He is also credited for establishing the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore


Maharaj Raj Singh was born in the erstwhile princely state of Dungarpur in Rajasthan then called Rajputana on 19 December 1935 He was the youngest son of Maharawal Lakshman Singhji, the ruler of Dungarpur He has two brothers, namely, Jaisinghji and Mahipalsinghji, and three sisters, one of whom is the Maharani of Bikaner He studied at Daly College, Indore He had a long-standing friendship with Lata Mangeshkar, the legendary singer

He played for Rajasthan and Central Zone, appearing in 86 first class cricket matches from 1955 to 1971, taking 206 wickets as a medium-pace bowler In Rajasthan's victory over Vidarbha in 1967-68 he took his best figures of 7 for 88 and 5 for 55 He was appointed as the Manager of the Indian Cricket team on a number of occasions He was also a keen wildlife enthusiast, and also a keen golfer

He was also the president of Cricket Club of India for 13 years in Mumbai He served as the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India for two terms His last cricketing stint was as the manager of the Indian team to Pakistan recently

He died on 12 September 2009 after a prolonged battle with Alzheimer's disease, in Mumbai His funeral was held at Dungarpur


  1. ^ "Raj Singh Dungarpur: A bachelor wedded to cricket" Sifycom 2009-09-15 Retrieved 2011-02-10 
  2. ^ "His last words: Donald George Bradman" Daily News and Analysis 13 September 2009 Retrieved 11 March 2011 
  3. ^ Wisden 2010, p 1678
  4. ^ Rajasthan v Vidarbha 1967-68
  5. ^ "Former BCCI president Dungarpur dies" HeadlinesIndia 12 September 2009 Retrieved 2009-09-12 
  6. ^ "Raj Singh Dungarpur dies aged 73" Cricinfo ESPN 12 September 2009 Retrieved 2009-09-12 
  7. ^ "Former BCCI chief Raj Singh Dungarpur dead" DNA 12 September 2009 Retrieved 2009-09-12 

External links

  • Raj Singh Dungarpur at Cricinfo
  • Raj Singh at CricketArchive
  • Raj Singh Dungarpur website

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