Rajasthan Cricket Association claim BCCI ban doesn't stand, set to barge into SGM

The long suspended Rajasthan Cricket Association has claimed its suspension doesn't stand anymore and is set to barge into the Indian cricket board's Special General Meeting in New Delhi on Saturday.

PTI October 14, 2016 21:28:04 IST
Rajasthan Cricket Association claim BCCI ban doesn't stand, set to barge into SGM

New Delhi: The long suspended Rajasthan Cricket Association has claimed its suspension doesn't stand anymore and is set to barge into the Indian cricket board's Special General Meeting in New Delhi on Saturday.

In a letter marked to the BCCI secretary and the Lodha panel, RCA secretary Sumendra Tiwari stated that Mehmood M Abdi will be its representative at the SGM, which has been called to discussed the interim order passed by the Supreme Court with regards to the Lodha panel's sweeping recommendations.

Rajasthan Cricket Association claim BCCI ban doesnt stand set to barge into SGM

Represenatational image. Reuters

RCA was suspended in May 2014 and an ad-hoc body was put in place by the BCCI. This happened after Lalit Modi was elected as RCA president.

The state body was not allowed to attend the last SGM held on 30 September as well as the AGM that took place on 21 September.

"RCA, being a full member of the BCCI is entitled to notice of the meetings and is also entitled to participate in the meetings," said RCA secretary in the letter.

Tiwari said there was no legal basis for not calling RCA to meetings.

"By letter dated 6-5-2014, RCA was suspended from the BCCI, pending inquiry for six months and such inquiry was to be conducted in terms of Rule 32 (iv) of the BCCI rules and regulation by a disciplinary committee.

"The said rules were amended on 9-11-2015, however while carrying out such amendment no provision was made for continuation of the pending proceeding, consequently proceedings against RCA lapsed and could not have continued," the letter stated further.

The RCA said its suspension cannot be continued under the current scenario.

"The position as it stands today is that in the absence of a disciplinary proceedings a member of BCCI cannot be suspended and its suspension cannot be continued, therefore the RCA suspension has ceased to exist and stands revoked by efflux of time and subsequent developments," it added.

Updated Date:

also read

India, Pakistan need to create a cricketing bond, says PCB chief Ramiz Raja
First Cricket News

India, Pakistan need to create a cricketing bond, says PCB chief Ramiz Raja

Raja also said that a lot of work needs to be done to revitalise Pakistan-India cricket.

Ex-India cricketer Yuvraj Singh arrested in Hansi, released on interim bail, say reports
First Cricket News

Ex-India cricketer Yuvraj Singh arrested in Hansi, released on interim bail, say reports

Singh's arrest occurred after an activist in Hansi filed a complaint regarding a casteist slur used by the cricketer during an Instagram live event with Rohit Sharma earlier this year.

'Just what the Doctor ordered': Twitter reacts to news that Rahul Dravid could be next India head coach
First Cricket News

'Just what the Doctor ordered': Twitter reacts to news that Rahul Dravid could be next India head coach

Dravid will be appointed as head coach of the Indian men's cricket team post the 2021 T20 World Cup for a period of two years, as per media reports.