Jaipur: Despite being suspended by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) has claimed that it has the right to be a part of the crucial AGM to be held on March 2 in Chennai.
Mehmood Abdi, the permanent representative of RCA in BCCI, said that voting right is one of the fundamental rights in democracy and it can’t be taken away from any member. Abdi, on Saturday, submitted a letter to the BCCI regarding the authorization of RCA representative to attend the BCCI AGM but claimed that Parag Patel, Special Assistant to BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel, refused to a give a receipt of the communication at BCCI office in Chennai.
Talking to PTI, Abdi said that BCCI have every right to punish RCA by stopping its grants etc but it cannot take away its right to be a part of the AGM. “The BCCI has suspended us after we chose Lalit Modi as our president and since then they have suspended us and stopped our grants and did not include us in the domestic calendar until the intervention of Rajasthan High Court. Voting is our fundamental right,” said Abdi.