Lalit Modi will contest the upcoming Rajasthan Cricket Association elections. Modi's nomination papers were filed by his lawyers in Jaipur on Monday afternoon. The former Indian Premier League boss and the banned Board of Control for Cricket in India vice-president will contest against Ram Pal Sharma from Bhilwara District Cricket Association for the president's post. The elections will be held on December 19. Modi will represent Nagaur District Cricket Association.
Last week Modi's legal counsel Mehmood Abdi confirmed that the former IPL commissioner will fight the polls. Modi has been the president of RCA before. "He is all set to fight the RCA elections. Modi is willing to challenge the BCCI who has banned him for life," Abdi, who is also the president of the Sri Ganganagar District Association, said. Monday was the last day for filing nominations.
Abdi also insisted that there was no legal tangle and Modi was entitled to fight the elections. "His name is already on the eligibility list as president of the Nagaur District Cricket Association and moreover Rajasthan is governed by the Sports Act 2005," Abdi said.