Jaipur, Apr 18 (PTI) Former Rajasthan Cricket Association president and union minister in UPA government CP Joshi’s name is doing rounds as a likely challenger to Ruchir Modi during association’s election slated April 26. There are rumours that Joshi has been approached by a number of district associations among the 33 that will elect their head. The 21-year-old Ruchir is now the president of the Alwar District Cricket Association and perceived by many as former IPL czar Lalit Modi’s way of controlling the association through his son.
However Joshi will only fight elections if he is sanguine about his numbers in the next 3-4 days. The senior state Congress leader during last election withdrew because his supporters were poached by Modi faction. While Modi senior became the RCA president, the association was banned by the BCCI as the former IPL boss is also under life-ban. Team Rajasthan played all domestic cricket for last two seasons under the aegis of BCCI.
The speculation of Lalit Modi’s son Ruchir coming into the scene came earlier this year in January. Ruchir could be the next president of Rajasthan Cricket Association, the state body’s deputy vice-president Mahmood Abdi said that the youngster is eligible but it does not necessarily mean that he is set to take the top post. The 22-year-old has already entered into cricket administration and is currently the president of the Alwar District Association. The RCA, in an Emergent General Meeting (EGM) yesterday, accepted all the reforms recommended by the Lodha Committee in the wake of the latest Supreme Court order.