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Suspending Nagaur cricket association is an unconstitutional move, says RS Nandhu

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February 1, 2018, 5:39 pm

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Jaipur: Suspended RCA secretary RS Nandhu said that dissolving Nagaur district cricket association was unconstitutional and it should be observed as a ‘black day’ for the democratic traditions in the country. Nandhu was the secretary of the district association.

Newly elected executive committee of Rajasthan Cricket Association on Saturday suspended the district association to show former ILP commissioner Lalit Modi the door. Modi along with Nandhu was suspended.

Nandhu said that the lastest development was unconstitutional as it was not part of the meeting’s agenda.

“The executive didn’t give us a chance to explain the situation. It didn’t hear our arguments. It also didn’t serve any show-cause notice before suspending the cricket association. So the move is completely unconstitutional,” said Nandhu.

As per the RCA constitution, executive doesn’t have any right to suspend a district association. This can be done in a general body meeting, he said.

“The president replaced me with a candidate of his choice, promoting a joint secretary to the post of secretary illegally,” said Nandhu.

The meeting on Saturday 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.

First published: June 25, 2017