Rungta served as a national selector from the Central Region in 1998. He played 59 first-class games between 1953 and 1970, scoring 2717 runs.

Former BCCI selector and Rajasthan captain Kishan Rungta died in a hospital in Jaipur at COVID-19.

He was 88.

The experienced administrator tested positive for the virus last week and died on Saturday.

A BCCI source confirmed to PTI, “Former Rajasthan first-class cricketer and ex-national selector Kishan Rungta has passed away from COVID-19.”

Rungta served as a national selector from the Central Region in 1998. He played 59 first-class games between 1953 and 1970, scoring 2717 runs.

His late elder brother Purushottam was the treasurer of the BCCI in the 1970s. Purushottam’s son Kishore occupied the same place in the early 2000s.

The Rungta family maintained their supremacy in Rajasthan cricket for nearly five decades, when Lalit Modi defeated them in elections and took control in the mid-2000s.

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