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BCCI refuses to revoke suspension of RCA, says remove Lalit Modi first

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June 21, 2017, 10:00 am

New RCA president CP Joshi

New RCA president CP Joshi

Jaipur: BCCI won’t revoke suspension of Rajasthan Cricket Academy until former IPL boss Lalit Modi is not removed from Nagaur Cricket Association. Modi is currently the president of the district association. The latest development has dashed an hope of truce between RCA and BCCI.

After CP Joshi was elected the RCA president earlier this month, it was widely believed that BCCI may reconsider its suspension order. RCA recently wrote to BCCI, requesting it to revoke the suspension.

There are a few alternatives left with the RCA. One possible option is to have Lalit Modi voluntarily resign from the post, but it is very unlikely. The district association can also call a general body meeting and sack Modi with a majority vote. The RCA’s last option is to disolve the district association itself.

BCCI had suspended RCA in May, 2014 after Lalit Modi was elected president.

Modi, who was the founding chairman of the IPL, was suspended by the BCCI on April 26, 2010, following various allegations of misconduct. After Modi left the country citing security reasons, a special enquiry panel appointed to conduct an enquiry into the 11 charges against Modi found him guilty on eight counts. As a result, a special general meeting of the BCCI expelled Modi for life on September 25, 2013.

After being elected RCA president on June 2, CP Joshi had said that his first priority is to get the BCCI ban lifted so that people could enjoy international cricket matches on RCA grounds at SMS Stadium.

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First published: June 21, 2017