The Supreme Court on Monday did not declare the results of the Rajasthan Cricket Association elections held in Jaipur on December 19. It effectively keeps on hold Lalit Modi's return as Rajasthan cricket chief. The apex court, which is hearing a Special Leave Petition filed by former RCA president Kishore Rungta, decided that status quo will continue and the next hearing will be on January 17. The Board of Control for Cricket in India is also backing Rungta's petition.
The Supreme Court on Monday said that the RCA election votes will be counted on January 17 and if Modi gets more votes, it will hear the other parties (BCCI and Rungta). Rungta and BCCI have challenged the controversial Rajasthan Sports Act that enabled Modi to contest the RCA presidential elections,
On December 28, the BCCI decided to "intervene" in the SLP filed by Rungta in the Supreme Court challenging the Rajasthan Sports Act, 2005 that abolished individual members' voting rights. The Act allowed only district associations to vote. In 2005, Modi had beaten Rungta by just one vote to become the RCA president. Modi ruled the RCA from 2005 to 2009.