The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) has sidelined the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) from its domestic programme for its forthcoming season. The domestic programme covers categories – Under-16, Under-19, Under-23, Ranji Trophy and also the women’s tournaments – that has been sent to all the affiliate associations except to Rajasthan. It raises question marks over the participation of a full member which has been entangled in various disputes with the parent body.

The BCCI, however didn’t insisted over Rajasthan’s exclusion or suspension from the domestic season. “We have kept a slot open [for them]. Depending on the government and internal board decision, it will be finalised,” said BCCI interim president Shivlal Yadav. “We want the boys to play. We want everybody to participate. Let us hope everything will be sorted and nobody misses out on playing.”   

Yadav informed that the BCCI hasn’t set any deadline, but was sure about taking up the decision before the inter-state junior cricket tournaments start in early October.

RCA deputy president Mehmood Abdi clarified that he had not yet seen the handbook, and reported that nobody else apart from their committee would be able to represent RCA. “Ours is a duly elected and recognised body. We are the only association which can govern the game of cricket in the state of Rajasthan as per the Rajasthan Sports Act, so we cannot be deprived of all our privileges.

The BCCI had recently formed a committee to look after cricketing affairs of four disputed associations which includes RCA. The BCCI had suspended the RCA in May on the day when the former IPL chairman Lalit Modi had been announced as its elected president. Since Modi had been banned from the BCCI, the board suspended the RCA for allowing him to take part in elections.

Sanjay Patel told that even suspending RCA, the BCCI had made a point clear that cricket in the state won’t get affected. “We will see that cricket is not affected and cricketers are not affected across all age groups,” said BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel. “The ad-hoc committee will work out how Rajasthan can play in BCCI tournaments. The boys and cricket should not suffer. That is our primary goal. The players do not need to worry. We will see how to make them comfortable.

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