BCCI Suspends Rajasthan Cricket Association After Lalit Modi Elected President


Within hours of Lalit Modi being declared as the president of the Rajasthan Cricket Association in Jaipur on Tuesday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has decided to indefinitely suspend RCA and appoint an ad-hoc body to run its cricket affairs. This is likely to trigger a new round of legal battle between the Board and the banned former Indian Premier Leaguechairman, Modi.

In a letter to RCA, BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel said the association was being banned as per Clause 32.7 of the Board’s constitution. The decision was taken by BCCI’s interim president Shivlal Yadav. According to the BCCI’s constitution, any affiliated unit defying the Board’s image can be suspended. Modi has been banned by BCCI although the former IPL boss has challenged the decision in court.

“The BCCI President has indefinitely suspended RCA from participating in any BCCI activity. The decision has been taken as per the constitution clause No. 32, sub-clause 7, where the president has the right to suspend an association, which doesn’t conform with the rules and regulations of the BCCI. The decision was taken by interim president Shivlal Yadav,” Patel said.

Asked if the chances of Rajasthan players being selected in various national teams will be affected because of this development, Patel said: “BCCI is pro-player. Our endeavour will be to look after the cricketers from Rajasthan. We will be forming an Ad-hoc body which will run cricket in Rajasthan, taking care of the interest of the players.” Currently, two players, Ashok Menaria and Abhimanyu Lamba, are playing in age-group national teams…..

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