PM Rungta, a former BCCI president and head of the Rajasthan Cricket Association, has died at the age of 84 at his residence in Mumbai.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N Srinivasan and secretary Sanjay Jagdale offered condolences.
“Mr. Rungta was an individual who lived and breathed cricket,” N Srinivasan, the BCCI president, said.
“He served the BCCI with distinction as its president, and was an invaluable guide in later years. He will always be missed.”
BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale said, “The BCCI owes a lot to Mr P M Rungta. He served the Board with distinction, as President, and in several other capacities. He worked hard to make Indian cricket a force to reckon with.”
P.M. Rungta was President of Board of Control for Cricket in India from 1972-73 to 1974-75.
Rungta’s brother, Kishan, is a former first-class cricketer and chairman of the national selection panel, while his son Kishore is a former treasurer of the BCCI