'New' Rajasthan Cricket Association Officials Suspend Lalit Modi's District, Seek BCCI Blessings

In another blow to Lalit Modi, the new set of Rajasthan Cricket Association officials who overthrew him, have now suspended Nagaur, the district unit that the former IPL boss represented.

updated: October 13, 2014 17:04 IST
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The new office bearers of the Rajasthan Cricket Association have suspended Nagaur, the district from where Lalit Modi had contested the RCA elections in December last year. In a dramatic move on Saturday, Modi was removed as RCA president. Although Modi's camp said the move was illegal, the new officials are doing everything to win the hearts of Board of Control for Cricket in India mandarins.

Amin Pathan, the "working president" of RCA, took charge on Monday and promptly decided to suspend Nagaur, apparently on 'instructions' from the BCCI. Pathan and his team are planning to meet BCCI officials and end the standoff with the Board. RCA was suspended by the BCCI for electing Modi, who was banned by the BCCI last year for mishandling funds as IPL commissioner.

In what has become an open conflict between Pathan and Modi factions, the former has claimed that he enjoys majority support. "We have support of 23 out of 33 units and a few more districts are likely to join us. We told the authorities (BCCI) that we have the majority and we can prove it physically," Pathan said. Interestingly, Pathan was a Modi supporter till equations changed recently.

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