Tendulkar to unveil Dungarpur's portrait at CCI

Updated: 22 March 2010 17:57 IST

Sachin Tendulkar will unveil the portrait of late cricketer-turned-administrator Raj Singh Dungarpur at the entrance lobby of the CCI on March 24.

Mumbai:

Sachin Tendulkar will unveil the portrait of late cricketer-turned-administrator Raj Singh Dungarpur at the entrance lobby of the Cricket Club of India on March 24.

It was the former Cricket Board and CCI President Dungarpur who, as the then chief selector, played a big role in the induction of the champion batsman in the Indian team for the 1989 tour of Pakistan as a 16-year-old boy.

Dungarpur had also played a key role in changing the club's rules to allow Tendulkar the use of its dressing room as a teenaged boy by making him the hallowed club's member in the late 1980s.

When Dungapur died last August, Tendulkar was abroad but came straight away after returning here to attend the former's condolence meeting on the lawns of the Brabourne Stadium and paid a momentous tribute to him.

He requested the CCI authorities to name the entrance gate in Dungarpur's memory on that occasion.

Topics : Cricket Sachin Tendulkar
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