The Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) has sent a letter to BCCI clarifying its stand on the issue of former IPL chairman Lalit Modi being allowed to continue as president of Nagaur Cricket Association and subsequently contest the RCA polls here Thursday.
The BCCI had banned Modi for life on charges of financial irregularities and it was livid by his intentions of clawing back through RCA.
BCCI had threatened RCA with suspension and losing all benefits if Modi was allowed to contest the RCA polls.
Officiating secretary of the RCA, K K Sharma, has written a letter to Sanjay Patel, Secretary of BCCI, clarifying that RCA is governed by the provisions of Rajasthan Sports Act, 2005, which is a legislative mandate holding the field in respect of Regulation of Sports in Rajasthan.
“The elections to RCA are taking place in terms of orders passed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in SLP (C) No.36140/2010,” the letter said.
“The decision in respect of eligibility/dis-eligibility of any candidate including Lalit Modi to contest the forthcoming elections of Rajasthan Cricket Association has been taken by the Observers Hon’ble Mr. Justice N M Kasliwal and Hon’ble Mr. Justice S P Pathak, who were only entitled to take such a decision as per the orders of the Hon’ble Apex Court.”
The letter said: “The Observers have rejected all objections raised against candidature of Lalit Modi and have by a speaking order permitted Mr. Lalit Modi to contest the elections. The RCA cannot flout the orders of the Hon’ble Supreme Court and interfere in the conduct of elections by Supreme Court appointed Observers.
“We also assume that BCCI is not asking RCA to act contrary to the orders of Hon’ble Supreme Court or asking it to interfere in the conduct of elections being held under the order of Hon’ble Supreme Court,” the letter said.