Lalit Modi resigns from cricket administration

Sat, Aug 12, 2017 05:01 pm Posted: Cricketnmore Editorial
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Jaipur, Aug 12 - Former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi on Saturday resigned as the president of the Nagaur District Cricket Association with immediate effect, paving the way for the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) to get back into the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)'s fold.

The former Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) chief wrote in a letter addressed to BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and RCA: "I feel that the time is now ripe to pass on the baton to the next generation. Thus, today I want to bid goodbye to cricket administration for now."

"I would like to thank each and every one of you for your support over the years and more important your support to fulfil my dream," he said.

Due to the presence of Modi, banned for life by the Indian cricket board for alleged corruption and misuse of power, the RCA was banned. The BCCI also stopped funding and didn't allow the Jaipur-based Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals to play their home ties at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in the Pink City.

Lalit Modi's son Ruchir had competed in the RCA elections in June this year but lost to Congress leader C.P. Joshi.

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