MUMBAI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India has moved the Supreme Court to prevent Lalit Modi from taking over as president of the Rajasthan Cricket Association. This was done in accordance of the decision that was taken by the BCCI’s working committee this past week.
Modi used the Rajasthan Sports Act, 2005 to contest RCA elections on December 19 and his faction is expected to emerge triumphant when the apex court declares the results next week.
The BCCI, however, has filed a petition in the Supreme Court holding that that any association that its state bodies maintain with Modi is tantamount to a tarnishing of the Board’s image.
The BCCI's petition to the apex court also maintains that Modi's nomination was improper as it was carried out despite the Board’s stern objection to the same. The RCA elections were overseen by two SC-appointed former judges, with Modi allowed to contest as the RCA's elections were not governed by BCCI's rules.
The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the case on January 6.
In September 2013, the Board had slapped Modi with a life-ban for financial irregularities during his role as IPL commissioner between 2008-2010.
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