BCCI warns Rajasthan Cricket Association

Despite being banned for life by the Board of Control for Cricket in India, former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi filed his nomination for the December 19 Rajasthan Cricket Association election on Monday, the last day for filing nominations, prompting a livid BCCI to threaten to suspend theRCA for letting him back.

Mr. Modi’s nomination papers for the post of RCA president were filed by his lawyer Mehmood Abdi, who himself is aiming for the vice-President’s post. Mr. Abdi was accompanied by Amin Pathan, the secretary of Kota District Cricket Association and a close confidante of Mr. Modi.

The scrutiny would be carried out on Tuesday while December 18 is the date for withdrawals. The polling would be held on December 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

However, a livid BCCI a shot off a letter to incumbent RCA president C.P. Joshi, who has decided against contesting the polls. “We find that the Nagaur Cricket Association has allowed Lalit Modi as president. We wish to remind you that as per the BCCI rules and regulations, all the members, including RCA, are bound to follow the decision taken and directives issued in the interest of BCCI, especially those related to disciplinary proceedings,” the letter from BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel stated.

“The RCA stands to lose its rights and privileges as BCCI member if the expelled administrator of BCCI is allowed to remain an office-bearer of one of your district units. Therefore, kindly comply to BCCI directives and report the same to us,” it added.

As things stand, 14 nominations have been filed for the president’s post, out of which two are from Mr. Modi’s rival camp.

Eleven others who have filed nominations for the top post are said to be Mr. Modi’s supporters. His faction claimed to have the support of 24 district units out of the total 33.

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