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Lalit Modi: BCCI suspends RCA membership

Posted on May 07 2014 | IBNS

Mumbai, May 6 : With expelled Indian Premier League (IPL) former chief Lalit Modi being elected the president of the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA), the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday suspended the cricketing body from its membership.

"The results of the elections of the Rajasthan Cricket Association were declared today by the Election Officer and Mr. Lalit Modi has been declared as the successful candidate for the post of President, RCA," said BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel in a release.

"As per Order dated 30/4/2014 the Hon'ble Supreme Court had directed that if it is found by BCCI that any person has acted against its rules, regulations or law, which is to be enforced by it, it would be open to it to take action against such a person.

"In pursuance of the order, under authority vested in him as per Regulation 32 (vii) of the Rules and Regulations of BCCI, Mr. Shivlal Yadav, Interim President, BCCI, has suspended the Rajasthan Cricket Association from the membership of the BCCI, pending disciplinary proceedings against it on charges of misconduct," said Patel.

"Keeping in mind the interests of the sport of cricket and in order to safeguard the best interests and welfare of the cricketers playing the game in different age-groups and their future, an Ad-hoc committee will be constituted shortly by the BCCI," he said.

Modi on Tuesday returned to the Indian cricket paradigm by becoming the president of the RCA.

On Jan 2, in a bid to prevent Modi's return, the BCCI had moved the Supreme Court.

The BCCI filed a petition in the apex court where it said that Modi's association with the RCA will affect the Indian cricket body's image.

The RCA election was held on Dec 19.

Modi had contested the polls.

The BCCI on Dec 28 said it will take strict disciplinary action against any delinquent member sending a warning to the state cricket body.

"It was further 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," said a statement issued by Patel earlier.

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