The BCCI in May 2014 had suspended the RCA after the association re-elected former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi as the president.
In a positive development for the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA), the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) on Tuesday said it would hold a Special General Meeting (SGM) on December 11 to reach a decision on the suspension of the cricket association. The BCCI in May 2014 had suspended the RCA after the association re-elected former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi as the president.
In an official statement released on Tuesday, BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary stated, “This is to inform that the BCCI has convened a Special General Meeting (SGM) on Dec 11, 2017 in New Delhi at 12.30 PM under the instruction of CK Khanna, Acting President and as per the directions from the Committee of Administrators.”
Following the suspension of the RCA, the board held the elections again under the supervision of the Rajasthan High Court and declared Congress leader CP Joshi as the new president in June this year. Joshi was elected for the post over Lalit Modi’s son Ruchir.
Since May 2014, BCCI had been handling the cricketing affairs of RCA and the association filed a suit against the cricket control board challenging its suspension. In a reply to RCA’s suit, the BCCI asked RCA to withdraw pending cases and to refrain from involving BCCI in any case.
In a major step towards revoking the ban on RCA, the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) had earlier dissolved the ad-hoc committee which was temporarily running the cricketing affairs in Rajasthan cricket.
Also expected to be discussed in the SGM of BCCI include Future Tours Programme (FTP) from 2019-2021, the compensation claim of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kochi Tuskers Kerala and the board’s tussle with the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) over cricketer’s dope testing.