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SBD Global/December 17, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies

Former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi Defies Ban, Files Papers For RCA Polls

Despite being banned for life by the Board of Control for Cricket in India, former Indian Premier League Commissioner Lalit Modi on Monday "defiantly filed his nomination for the December 19 Rajasthan Cricket Association elections, prompting a livid BCCI to threaten suspension of RCA for letting him back," according to the PTI. Modi's nomination papers for the post of RCA president were filed by his lawyer, Mehmood Abdi, "who himself is aiming for the vice-president's post in the elections scheduled on Thursday." The BCCI has a shot off a letter to incumbent RCA President C. P. Joshi, "who has decided against contesting the polls." In a letter, BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel said, "We wish to remind you that as per the BCCI rules and regulations, all the members, including RCA, are bound to follow the decision taken and directives issued in the interest of BCCI, especially those related to disciplinary proceedings. The RCA stands to lose its rights and privileges as BCCI member if the expelled administrator of BCCI is allowed to remain an office-bearer of one of your district units" (PTI, 12/16).
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