Former Board of Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary C Nagaraj passed away in Bangalore on Friday.
Nagaraj, 76, was admitted to hospital after collapsing at home.
Sources at the hospital, where he was rushed to, said he was "brought dead".
Nagaraj was also secretary of the Karnataka State Cricket Association for two decades, from 1978.
He is survived by a wife, two daughters and son.