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Nagaur cricket association dissolved; Lalit Modi, RC Nandu suspended from RCA

February 1, 2018, 5:43 pm

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CP Joshi presiding over an RCA executive committee meeting that suspended Nagaur district cricket association.

Jaipur: Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi was on Saturday suspended from Nagaur district cricket association where he was holding the post of president. The decision was taken in the first meeting of newly elected Rajasthan Cricket Academy (RCA) executive committee. The executive committee dissolved the district association, resulting in the suspension of its secretary RC Nandu along with Lalit Modi. Nandu was holding the office of RCA secretary also. He has been replaced by Mahendra Nahar. The meeting was presided over by RCA president and senior Congress leader CP Joshi. The first and foremost agenda of the meeting was to find a way to get the BCCI ban on RCA lifted. BCCI had earlier imposed a condition that it would consider revoking suspension of RCA only if former IPL commissioner was removed. After being elected, RCA president CP Joshi had written to BCCI to lift the ban imposed on RCA since 2014. The BCCI replied that it would do this only when Lalit Modi is not associated with RCA in any capacity. 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. CP Joshi said after the meeting on Saturday that they would write again to BCCI. “We have complied with the BCCI’s direction. We hope that RCA’s suspension would be revoked now,” said Joshi. RC Nandu however said that the decision was not in line with RCA’s constitution.

First published: June 24, 2017