IPL matches to get all support from Gehlot government

Updated: 18 February 2009 13:21 IST

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot refuted RCA President Lalit Modi's claims that his government was trying to sabotage IPL matches in Jaipur.

Jaipur:

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday refuted Rajasthan Cricket Association President Lalit Modi's claims that his government was trying to sabotage IPL matches in Jaipur and promised all kind of facilities for the Twenty20 games here.

Gehlot said the factional war in the RCA was none of state government's concerns, according to an official spokesperson of the state government.

"They would be given facilities which were provided by previous government to hold matches here, keeping people's craze for cricket in view," he said.

Modi had earlier threatened to shift IPL matches out of Jaipur, alleging the state government was harassing him.

Gehlot, however, said his Government has nothing to do with the ongoing controversies in the faction-ridden RCA.

RCA secretary Subhash Joshi leads the dissident group against Modi, who is already in a legal mess for alleged cheating and acquiring land through wrongful means.

"RCA being an autonomous body is governed by its own constitution and Rajasthan Sports act and the disputes were their internal matters," the spokesperson said.

Topics : Cricket
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