After adjourning twice, the Supreme Court on Monday will hear the Rajasthan Cricket Association election case. The Board of Control for Cricket in India and former RCA chief Kishore Rungta are opposing Lalit Modi's return as association president. The Indian cricket Board and Rungta are contesting a Rajasthan Sports Act that enabled the controversial Modi contest the elections on December 19 in Jaipur. A new battlefront will open if Modi is officially declared RCA boss. Modi is against the current BCCI regime headed by N. Srinivasan.
Modi, who has been banned for life by the BCCI and lives in exile in UK, is seeking to return to cricket administration and is fancied to clinch victory. After postponing twice (Jan 6 and Jan 17), the Supreme Court is expected to hear the petition challenging the Act that allowed Modi to contest. Thirty-two districts, affiliated to the RCA, voted on December 19 and the Modi faction claims to have the support of 29 units. The elections were held under supervision of two retired Supreme Court judges. The votes are in a sealed envelope which can only be open by the apex court.
How Modi is trying to find his way back in Indian cricket? The following are the main developments: