New Delhi: With just a month left for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to start with its domestic calendar, cricket in Rajasthan is in a sticky situation. The decision on of who will run the day-to-day cricketing activities of the suspended Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) still hangs in balance.
According to a report in the Indian Express, there is no clarity on who will pick teams for various age group tournaments either.
The BCCI had suspended the RCA two years ago after former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi was elected as its president. After BCCI’s suspension, 75 cricketers from the crisis state had filed a petition in the Rajasthan High Court requesting the court to intervene to safeguard players’ future.
With the ongoing saga between the two boards, it were the cricketers that were worst affected.
Rajasthan skipper Pankaj Singh said that the situation on the ground is very confusing and there is no clarity on what might happen next. Singh stated that despite the officials stating a better situation will emerge out, nothing has been done yet. He also added the dilemma has affected the players'mind since the last two years.
Sources also claim that there have hardly been any selection trial games conducted in the state or any tournaments at district level since the fight between the two groups for RCA’s office broke out.
With the current scenario, the Rajasthani cricketers have an uncertain future ahead of them. It is a situation that needs to be sorted by the BCCI as cricket is dying a slow death in the state.