Jaipur:With Rajasthan cricket in shambles due to the infighting between the two factions of the Association, the state government has formed an ad-hoc committee to look after the work the RCA executive committee.
In his order dated October 20, Registrar of Co-operative Societies, Rajasthan, Mukesh Sharma appointed a nine-member committee with former Ranji player Ratan Singh as its convener.
The newly-appointed committee on Wednesday took charge in the RCA office, where the locks placed by the Rajendra Singh Rathore faction had to be opened in presence of Assistant Registrar Leela Purshottam and the police.
The feud between the two parties started after the high-profile elections in March this year in which Sanjay Dixit had toppled Lalit Modi from the RCA president's post. Dixit had managed to push RCA secretary Ashok Ohri into a tight corner but the majority of the members went along with Rathore group.
In the Emergency General Meeting on September 20, Rathore faction, with the backing of Modi supporters, had removed Dixit and had announced fresh elections dates of RCA.
Dixit's problems compounded further when the Additional District Judge court restrained him from interfering in the day-to-day activities of RCA.
Both the factions seemed in no mood to bow down and even sent their respective teams to BCCI tournaments but none was allowed to play in the events.
Nine-member adhoc committee:
Manvendra Singh (president, Jodhpur Cricket Association); Karunesh Joshi (secretary, Dungarpur); Harish Chandra Singh (treasurer, Jhunjhunu); Pradeep Nagar (secretary, Dausa); Bal Kishan Upadhyaya (secretary, Sawai Madhopur); Shiv Charan Mali (secretary, Karauli); Mahendra Sharma (secretary, Udaipur); Abhay Ojha (president, Pratapgarh); Ratan Singh (secretary, Bikaner).
In addition to the above, there will be a nominee each of the Registrar and the Collector of Jaipur to oversee the overall working of the adhoc executive committee.