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BCCI to Supreme Court: Lalit Modi is a clear winner in Rajasthan Cricket Association polls

BCCI told the Supreme Court that it knew Modi had received maximum votes (File) BCCI told the Supreme Court that it knew Modi had received maximum votes (File)
Written by Utkarsh Anand , with input from press trust of india | New Delhi | Posted: January 28, 2014 12:10 am | Updated: January 28, 2014 11:56 am

nomination was not right since RCA had imprudently rejected Board’s objections to the former IPL commissioner’s candidature.

The Rajasthan elections were conducted under the court order. The court had appointed Justice NM Kasliwal, former judge Supreme Court, and Justice SP Pathak, former judge Rajasthan High Court, as observers for ensuring free and fair election in the RCA. Both observers had rejected all objections and allowed Modi to contest for the president’s post of the RCA.

Extremely happy that BCCI knows that I have won, says Modi

London: Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi expressed happiness after the BCCI conceded his victory in the Rajasthan Cricket Association presidential election but lamented the further delay in the official announcement of the result. The BCCI told the Supreme Court that Modi will emerge as a clear winner in RCA polls but successfully opposed opening of a sealed envelope containing its results at a hearing before the apex court in New Delhi.

“I am surprised that BCCI seemed to know the result before anyone else and before the court even pronounced it. But extremely happy that they think I have won,” Modi said. The BCCI had urged the apex court to hear it before opening the envelope and declaring the result. The Court has now set March 4 as the next date of hearing on the issue.

“I am disappointed that yet again we have to wait for the results to be opened due to BCCI wanting more time to explain their stand on how they should be allowed to interfere with the democratic process. So I guess I will have to wait,” Modi added. The BCCI has been firmly opposing Modi’s return to Indian cricket administration, with lawyers claiming that Rajasthan faces expulsion from the Board if Modi becomes RCA president.

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