Jaipur: Lalit Modi’s son, Ruchir Modi, cleared the air about the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) elections, saying that the state cricketing body needs to amend its constitution, before holding the elections.
The RCA election, which were set to be held on April 28, has been postponed till after the amendments to the constitution has been made.
“The Constitution of the Rajasthan Cricket Association needs to be appropriately amended to bring the association in line with the Lodha Committee recommendations,” said Modi in a statement.
“This is mandatory and must be done urgently. The Lodha Committee’s Recommendations mark a watershed in the history of Indian cricket. By embracing the committee’s recommendations we signal our support to all that is good and progressive and break decisively from the past,” he further said.
“We must adhere in letter and spirit to all the recommendations of the Lodha Committee. There is no option but to harmoniously align the Lodha committee recommendations and the Rajasthan State Sports Act,” said Modi. “Without such an alignment, the Rajasthan Cricket Association will be ineligible for BCCI recognition and funding. Without the BCCI’s support the game of cricket cannot grow in the state.”
The RCA has been split down the middle, with two different factions trying to take control of the state association. While one of the factions is headed by former Indian Premier League chief Lalit Modi, the other is led by former Union Minister CP Joshi....