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BCCI statement on RCA suspension

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Published: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 13:39 [IST]
 
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Mumbai, May 6: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today suspended Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) from the membership of the board after Lalit Modi was elected its president.

In a media statement issued by secretary Sanjay Patel, BCCI said RCA was suspended from the membership of the Indian cricket board pending disciplinary proceedings against it on chargers of misconduct.

Last year, BCCI had banned Modi for life after finding him guilty of "indiscipline and misconduct".

Here is the statement from BCCI on RCA suspension

"The results of the elections of the Rajasthan Cricket Association were declared today by the Election Officer and Mr. Lalit Modi has been declared as the successful candidate for the post of President, RCA.

As per Order dated 30/4/2014 the Hon'ble Supreme Court had directed that if it is found by BCCI that any person has acted against its rules, regulations or law, which is to be enforced by it, it would be open to it to take action against such a person. In pursuance of the order, under authority vested in him as per Regulation 32 (vii) of the Rules and Regulations of BCCI, Mr. Shivlal Yadav, Interim President, BCCI, has suspended the Rajasthan Cricket Association from the membership of the BCCI, pending disciplinary proceedings against it on charges of misconduct .

Keeping in mind the interests of the sport of cricket and in order to safeguard the best interests and welfare of the cricketers playing the game in different age-groups and their future, an Ad-hoc committee will be constituted shortly by the BCCI."

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