Former RCA, BCCI President Purshottam Rungta passes away

Former Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) President and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Purshottam Rungta died on Thursday after a prolonged illness. He was 84. Rungta was the BCCI chief for a three-year term 1972-75 and was also the longest-serving president of the Rajasthan Cricket Association, managing its affairs for over three decades. Popularly known as 'Bhaiji', Rungta was suffering from a terminal illness. He collapsed Wednesday night and passed away in the early hours of Thursday. Rungta's brother Kishen was a former Rajasthan captain and chairman of selection committee and his son Kishore was a BCCI treasurer. Rungta was a key player in the BCCI affairs for over four decades BCCI President N. Srinivasan described him as an "invaluable guide".  BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale also offered condolences on the demise of Rungta. “He worked hard to make Indian cricket a force to reckon with. May his soul rest in peace,” Jagdale said in his condolence message.”