Controversial former IPL chairman Lalit Modi and his group are all set to take over the charges of Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) after rival group’s Amin Pathan on Wednesday officially withdrew his ‘No Confidence Motion’ against Lalit Modi and three other office bearers had decided to withdraw the motion in “interest of the game”.
“So there was no need to go with the process of no confidence motion. Lalit Modi faction was the elected through the proper election and since the no-confidence motion has been withdrawn status quo is in place,” Justice Mishra further stated in his media briefing.
All district association members were present in the meeting and supported the withdrawal of the application by Amin Pathan.
It was learnt that Pathan group had allegedly resorted to muscle power to take control of the RCA office. They reportedly pelted stones on buses carrying Lalit Modi supporters but in the end, could not muster the 2/3rd majority required, to get the fresh motion passed through the 33 affiliated units of Rajasthan CA.
According to an RCA source fear of failing forced Pathan faction to give up the hope and saved face by claiming that they have withdrawn the motion in “interest of the game.”
Lalit Modi, who is facing a life ban from BCCI was elected as president of RCA earlier. This time, again there is a chance that BCCI can ban the state from playing in domestic cricket.
High Court order paved the way for Rajasthan players to participate in the domestic competitions with senior cricket administrator Amrit Mathur appointed as co-ordinator by the court with the consent of the BCCI.
However, the decision might give a fresh lease of life to Lalit Modi’s aspirations of getting into the mainstream of cricket and that might be a reason that we have not heard of any of the fireworks through tweets from the ex-IPL supremo who lives in exile as he is facing a horde of cases that of ED.