Lalit Modi and the Board of Control for Cricket in India are all set for another round of legal battle after the tainted former Indian Premier League chairman was declared president of the Rajasthan Cricket Association by court-appointed observers in Jaipur on Tuesday. Modi lives in exile in UK and the BCCI is vehemently opposing his return to Indian cricket administration. BCCI has indefinitely suspended RCA and will appoint an ad-hoc committee to run its affairs.
The fight with the BCCI is clearly one between Modi and N. Srinivasan. Once friends who toppled the Jagmohan Dalmiya regime, Modi and Srinivasan are bitter rivals now. In the wake of the IPL scandal, the ex-IPL czar never fails to slam Srinivasan, the soon-to-be International Cricket Council chairman, who has been suspended by the Supreme Court as BCCI president.
Last week, Modi welcomed the Supreme Court move to declare the RCA election results. It had been a long wait for the Modi faction and while it remains to be seen if this group can formally take charge of RCA or not, the results were a moral win for the controversial Modi, who was banned by BCCI last September.