BCCI set to challenge law that let Lalit Modi contest RCA polls

Published: 29 December, 2013 03:16 IST | Agencies |

The Indian cricket board on Saturday decided to challenge in the Supreme Court the Rajasthan Sports Act, 2005, that has allowed the expelled Lalit Modi, former chairman of the Indian Premier League (IPL), to contest the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) elections.

At the working committee meeting here, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided that it will intervene in the Special Leave Petition filed by former RCA secretary Kishore Rungta in the Supreme Court, challenging the Rajasthan Sports Act, 2005.

Lalit Modi
Lalit Modi

“It was noted by the members that Lalit Modi had contested for the post of President in the elections of the RCA notwithstanding his expulsion by BCCI. The members decided that the BCCI must intervene in the SLP filed by Mr Rungta in the Supreme Court and get clarified the position of BCCI to enable the enforcement of its resolution passed on 25th September, 2013, expelling Modi,” BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel said.

It was also decided that subject to the decision of the Supreme Court, strict disciplinary action should be taken against the delinquent member while protecting the interest of the game in the state of Rajasthan.

Abdi livid
Meanwhile, RCA representative Mehmood Abdi, who is also a legal representative of Modi, feels BCCI President N Srinivasan should not decide on any matter relating to Modi’s possible return to administration through the RCA. “The entire episode reflects a very disturbing trend of intolerance and muffling the dissenting voices in BCCI. This incident should act as an eye opener for other members,” Abdi said in a statement.

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