BCCI moves Supreme Court to stop Lalit Modi from becoming Rajasthan cricket chief

Lalit Modi had contested the Rajasthan Cricket Association presidential elections on December 19 and his group is expected to win.

updated: January 02, 2014 17:23 IST
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New Delhi: As decided by its working committee last week, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has moved the Supreme Court to stop Lalit Modi from becoming the president of the Rajasthan Cricket Association. Riding on the Rajasthan Sports Act, 2005 Modi had contested the RCA elections on December 19. His group is expected to win when the apex court declares the results next week.

The BCCI has filed a petition in the Supreme Court saying that any association of Modi with RCA will affect the image of the cricket Board. The BCCI had in September 2013 slapped a life-ban on Modi for financial irregularities when he was Indian Premier League commissioner from 2008 to 2010.

BCCI's petition also says Modi's nomination was incorrect as RCA rejected BCCI objections to the former IPL chief's candidature. The Rajasthan elections were supervised by two Supreme Court-appointed former judges and Modi was allowed to contest because RCA's elections were not governed by BCCI's rules.

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