RCA calls meeting to discuss Warne`s public insult of its secy

Jaipur: The feud between Rajasthan Cricket Association and Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Warne on Friday intensified with the RCA calling a meeting to discuss the alleged public insult of RCA secretary by the legendary Australian after an IPL match.

RCA secretary Sanjay Dixit, who had alleged that Warne had insulted him after the IPL match on Wednesday, wrote on his Twitter page that the meeting will also discuss about investigating Rajasthan Royals` claim that the IPL side always got the wickets it wanted.

"A meeting of the RCA Legal Affairs Committee has been convened on Sunday, 15th May to consider the criminal complaint against Shane Warne for publicly insulting Hony Secretary of RCA, Mr. Sanjay Dixit," he tweeted.

"Investigation to corroborate Rajasthan Royals` claim that they always got the wickets they wanted and had them prepared their way and necessary action thereon," he added.

The meeting, to be chaired by RCA vice-president Raj Kumar Mathur, will also discuss whether to file a criminal complaint against former Australia batsman Dean Jones for making "insulting remarks" against the association on a television channel.

RCA has already lodged a complaint against Warne with the BCCI and the IPL for publicly abusing Dixit for not acceding to his request of a suitable pitch.

The RCA has alleged that Warne, who has already announced retirement from IPL as a player, misbehaved with Dixit for not acceding to his demand after Rajasthan Royals slumped to a humiliating nine-wicket defeat against Royals Challengers Bangalore in their last home match.

The ugly incident took place just after the prize distribution ceremony at the Sawai Mansingh stadium.

A disappointed Warne allegedly walked up to Dixit and abused him for not replying to his messages. He called Dixit a liar, egoistic and asked him to go away, forcing Rajasthan Royals owner Shilpa Shetty to intervene and apologise for the incident.

RCA secretary Dixit also filed a separate complaint and had urged the BCCI and IPL to take stern action against Warne for pressuring him to provide a suitable wicket for Rajasthan Royals` home matches.

According to the sources, Dixit has forwarded the text messages to BCCI which Warne had repeatedly sent him.