RCA suspends Nagaur District Association

Talking to mediapersons after the first meeting of the newly-elected executive, the RCA President C. P. Joshi said that the association has taken a major decision.

C. P. Joshi, the newly-elected president of the Rajasthan Cricket Association.   -  Rohit Jain Paras

In a severe jolt to former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi, the newly elected executive of Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) today suspended the Nagaur District Association (NDA).

The six-member executive also handed a suspension order to its secretary Rajendra Singh Nandu to please the BCCI but the move will lead to more legal tangles which have been plaguing the State cricket for almost a decade.

The move is planned to get the BCCI suspension on RCA revoked and get the financial aid which has been not granted since the past four years but it could also push the RCA into further mess as the Sports Act prevailing in the State and the Lodha Committee recommendations might create some problems.

The elections on May 29 were held under the Lodha Committee recommendations and today the executive in its first meeting took a bold decision to suspend the NDA which has former IPL commissioner Modi as president and Rajendra Singh Nandu as secretary.

Joint secretary Mahendra Nahar was handed over the charge of RCA secretary.

In fact, soon after the election of RCA president C. P. Joshi and secretary Nandu, both had declared that their first priority would be to get the BCCI suspension lifted.

Nandu, who is believed to be close associate of Modi had said a day before that it was up to the former IPL boss to take the call and resign from the post in the NDA.

On the contrary, the Joshi faction believed that Nandu was just buying time and was not serious to remove Modi from the post.

Joshi, apparently with some some backing and assurance from quarters within the BCCI, acted swiftly and suspended Nagaur and also acted against Nandu separately by suspending him from the post of the RCA secretary with a 4-2 decision in the executive.

Talking to mediapersons after the first meeting of the newly-elected RCA executive, Joshi said that the RCA has taken a major decision.

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