New Delhi: IPL charirman Lalit Modi on Sunday lost the Rajasthan Cricket Association elections held for the post of President. He lost to the government's nominee, Sanjay Dixit. Dixit received 18 votes to Modi's 13.
Required to get 17 votes to secure a win in the election with majority, Modi could manage just 13 of the total 32 votes.
"I accept the verdict of election", said Modi after the result was declared while adding that the Indian Premier League's matches in Rajasthan wouldn't be affected by the elections' result.
The defeat will not affect Modi's position as vice-president of the Indian board since he is also on the board of the Punjab Cricket Association. "The RCA elections have nothing to do with Modi continuing as the vice-president of the BCCI and as chairman and commissioner of the IPL," Shashank Manohar, the BCCI president, said.
The BCCI had appointed Modi as its vice-president till 2011 and IPL chairman till 2013. However, the election loss means that Modi will not be eligible to vote during the Indian board's general body meeting.