Bhalindra Singh

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Bhalindra Singh
4th & 6th President of Indian Olympic Association
In office
Preceded by Yadavindra Singh
Succeeded by Om Prakash Mehra
In office
Preceded by Om Prakash Mehra
Succeeded by Vidya Charan Shukla
Personal information
Born 9 October 1919
Died April 16, 1992(1992-04-16) (aged 72)
Batting Right-handed batsman
Bowling Right-arm slow
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 13
Runs scored 392
Batting average 21.77
100s/50s 1/1
Top score 109
Balls bowled 1284
Wickets 25
Bowling average 27.00
5 wickets in innings -
10 wickets in match -
Best bowling 4-34
Catches/stumpings 4/0
Source: Cricinfo

Raja Bhalindra Singh (9 October 1919 – 16 April 1992) was an Indian first class cricketer and Maharajkumar of Patiala. His father was Maharaja Bhupinder Singh and his brother Yuvraj of Patiala played Test cricket for India.

Bhalindra was a right-handed middle order batsman and handy right arm slow bowler. He played just one first class match in England, for Cambridge University in 1939 against Northamptonshire. The rest of his games were played for Southern Punjab and Patiala back home in India. His only century was made for Southern Punjab against Northern India in 1943-44.

After finishing his cricket career, he was very active as a national sports administrator, becoming President of the Indian Olympic Association in 1960 and a member of International Olympic Committee in 1947.

He was instrumental in organising the Asian Games in 1951. His son Raja Randhir Singh was the secretary general of Indian Olympic Association from 1987 to 2012.


External links

  • Bhalindra Singh at ESPNcricinfo
  • Bhalindra Singh at CricketArchive (subscription required)
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