Modi quits Gujarat Cricket Association

Amit Shah is likely to be elected as the new chief of the GCA.

Modi was first elected unopposed as the head of GCA in September 2009, when a 16-year Congress dominance at the body ended. Modi was first elected unopposed as the head of GCA in September 2009, when a 16-year Congress dominance at the body ended.
By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published on:May 31, 2014 5:32 am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has resigned as the president of Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA), one of the major cricket governing bodies in Gujarat. The Ahmedabad-based cricketing body has called for a special general body meeting in about two weeks time to elect a new president.

“Modji had submitted his resignation on Thursday. Now we will meet on June 13 to elect a new president,” said Rajesh Patel, secretary of GCA, a 32-member body that is affiliated to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Modi’s trusted aide, Amit Shah, currently holds the post of vice-president in this cricketing body. According to sources in the GCA, Shah is likely to be elected as the new chief of the cash-rich body.

Modi was first elected unopposed as the head of GCA in September 2009, when a 16-year Congress dominance at the body ended. In fact, it was Shah who had help topple the then president Narhari Amin (now a BJP member), who had remained at the helm of GCA since 1993.

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