Jaipur: Senior Congress leader of Rajasthan Rameshwar Dudi has been elected the president of Nagaur Cricket Association. Dudi is the former president of the Pradesh Congress Committee. With his election, at least six Congress leaders including the current speaker of the state assembly are active in various cricket associations of the state.
Nagaur Cricket Association has been in limelight for a long time. It was the launch pad for Lalit Modi who later became Rajasthan Cricket Association president, BCCI vice-president and IPL chairman. He had been replaced by Shivshankar Vyas. Vyas also withdrew himself from the post of the president on health grounds.
Rameshwar Dudi was elected on Thursday. Other state Congress leaders who are active in cricket associations are CP Joshi who RCA president, Mahesh Joshi (president of Jaipur Cricket Association), Rampal Sharma (president of Bhilwara Cricket Association), Sanyam Lodha (secretary of Sirohi Cricket Association), Hemaram Choudhary (president of Barmer Cricket Association) and Shivcharan Mali (secretary of Karauli Cricket Association). While CP Joshi and Mahesh Joshi are currently the speaker and chief whip respectively in the Rajasthan assembly, Sanyam Lodha and Hemaram Choudhary are sitting MLAs. Rampal Sharma had fought in the parliamentary elections.