BCCI’s anti-Modi stand ‘redundant’

Ruchir Modi, President of Alwar District Cricket Association, feels with Lalit Modi no longer in the picture in the RCA, the association’s suspension should have been revoked long ago without imposing “irrelevant conditions”.

“He (Lalit Modi) is above narrow politics, unlike those in the BCCI who have no love for cricket and have damaged the game of cricket in Rajasthan because of ego/personality-based clashes,” said Ruchir Modi.   -  PTI

Rajasthan Cricket Association’s battle with the BCCI refuses to die. In a statement on Friday, Ruchi Modi, as President of the Alwar District Cricket Association, has termed the demands made by the Board regarding passing certain resolutions against Lalit Modi as wholly "superfluous and an exercise in redundancy."

The BCCI, he said, despite going through overhauling as stipulated under Lodha Committee recommendations, continues to be dominated by the old guard, which has its own petty interests and politicking in mind rather than devoting itself to the greater cause of cricket.

Ruchir Modi insisted, "when Mr Lalit Modi (former IPL Commissioner) had stated in his resignation from RCA and from the Nagaur DCA five months ago that for benefit of cricket and cricket players of Rajasthan he was giving up all positions in cricket, there was no need for imposing person-specific resolutions."

Ruchir Modi continued, "The contributions of Mr Lalit Modi to Indian cricket as well as cricket in Rajasthan speak for themselves. For him, the welfare of Indian cricket and cricketers has been foremost. No one in the existing BCCI can match either his vision or his contribution.

“He is above narrow politics, unlike those in the BCCI who have no love for cricket and have damaged the game of cricket in Rajasthan because of ego/personality-based clashes.”

"The BCCI’s conditions show that instead of resolving the issue in an earnest spirit, it is still caught up in ego issues and settling personal scores," Ruchir Modi said.

"Instead, with Lalit Modi no longer in the picture in the RCA, the association’s suspension should have been revoked long ago without imposing such irrelevant conditions," he said.

Ruchir Modi also wondered how C.P. Joshi continued to function following his election as President of RCA in June last year.

Expressing full faith in the wisdom of judiciary, Ruchir Modi hoped, "justice will prevail on the malafide of vested interests in BCCI."

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