RCA polls: SC to decide on Lalit Modi`s fate today

By Chaitan Papnai | Updated: Mar 25, 2014, 10:39 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Tuesday declare the results of the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) elections held recently in which former Indian Premier League (IPL) czar Lalit Modi has also contested for its presidential post.

The declaration of the results have already got postponed four times in the past.

Earlier, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had said that Modi was a clear winner of the RCA election results, even before the official announcement from the apex court. The cricket board said that Modi had won 26 of 33 votes but requested the Supreme Court not to officially open the result.

Present RCA chief Kishore Rungta and the BCCI had already filed a Special Leave Petition opposing Modi`s return as RCA president.

The BCCI had urged the apex court to hear their petition before opening the envelope and declaring the result. But the court said it would first see the results and if Modi wins, then before declaring the results, it would hear the BCCI otherwise there would be no need.

As the BCCI counsel pressed for the Board`s plea to be heard, the court wondered if Modi was so powerful that he would certainly get elected. The RCA election courted controversy after Modi joined the race for the post of the president of the state cricket body.

The BCCI, in September 2013, had imposed a life ban on Modi for alleged irregularities when he headed the IPL from 2008 to 2010. The RCA elections were held on Dec 19, 2013, under the watch of the apex court-appointed former judge NM Kasliwal.

With Agency inputs