New Delhi: Former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman, Lalit Modi has been removed as the president of Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) on Saturday. It's believed to be a move to resolve the long standing dispute between the association and Board for Cricket Control in India (BCCI).
Modi, 48, will be replaced by RCA vice-president Amin Pathan, who will work as the acting president of the association.
On Saturday, 23 of the 33 districts voted against the former Modi thus paving way for a resolution to the impasse between the state association and the India's cricket body. It's also been learnt that three of his supporters have also been removed.
In May, within hours of Modi being declared as the president of the RCA in Jaipur, BCCI appointed an ad-hoc body to run its cricket affairs after suspending the association. Then, BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel reasoned that the step to disband RCA was taken according to the Clause 32.7 of the Board's constitution. The decision was taken by BCCI's then interim president Shivlal Yadav.
According to the BCCI's constitution, any affiliated unit defying the Board's jurisdiction can be suspended. Modi has been banned by BCCI over charges of corruption and mismanagement, but the former BCCI vice-president has challenged the decision in court. And has since been living in London, in exile.
Modi was elected as RCA president when he won a court-supervised elections in December last year.
With agency inputs