Rajasthan Cricket Association election case listed in Supreme Court today; will Lalit Modi become president again?
Banned former Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi is eyeing the Rajasthan Cricket Association president's post for a second time. The BCCI is opposing Modi's return and has challenged a controversial Sports Act that allowed Modi to contest the RCA elections in December last year.
The much-adjourned Rajasthan Cricket Association election case has been listed for hearing in the Supreme Court on Monday. The top court may declare the results of the RCA elections held in Jaipur on December 19. All eyes will be on Lalit Modi, the banned former Indian Premier League chairman, who is trying to become Rajasthan chief for the second time.
The Supreme Court is expected to hear a Special Leave Petition challenging the controversial Rajasthan Sports Act 2005 that enabled the tainted former IPL chief to contest the December elections. The Board of Control for Cricket, which banned Modi for life in September last year, is backing the petition filed by former RCA boss Kishore Rungta.
Interestingly, BCCI has already conceded 'defeat' in court, saying Modi has won "26 of the 33 votes casted". The election results are in a sealed envelope which is yet to be opened by the judges. BCCI lawyers have argued that the court should not declare the results till their petition was heard. (Also read: When Lalit Modi trained his guns at MS Dhoni)
The RCA elections were held in Jaipur on December 19 under the supervision of two former Supreme Court judges, NM Kasliwal and SP Pathak. (Recap read: Modi faction claims victory)
The controversial Rajasthan Sports Act, which enabled Modi to become president for the first time in 2005, has been challenged by Rungta, whose family ran Rajasthan cricket for more than three decades.