Kishan Rungta, a former BCCI selector and Rajasthan captain, died of COVID-19 in a Jaipur hospital. He was 88 years old when he died. Last week, the veteran administrator was diagnosed with the virus and died on Saturday.
Kishan Rungta, a former Rajasthan first-class cricketer and ex-national selector, died of COVID-19, according to a BCCI source. In 1998, Rungta worked as a national selector for the Central Zone. Between 1953 and 1970, he appeared in 59 first-class games, scoring 2717 runs.
In the 1970s, his late elder brother Purushottam served as the BCCI treasurer. In the early 2000s, Purushottam’s son Kishore held the same role. Rajasthan cricket was controlled by the Rungta family for nearly five decades until Lalit Modi defeated them in elections and took over in the mid-2000s.