Lalit Modi bids cricket goodbye

Jaipur : Former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi, in self-exile abroad, resigned as the president of the Nagaur District Cricket Association on Saturday, paving the way for the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) to get back into the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)’s fold.

“I feel the time is now ripe to pass on the baton to the next generation. Thus, today (Saturday) I want to bid goodbye to cricket administration…I would like to thank each and every one of you (fans) for your support over the years and more important your support to fulfil my dream,” Modi, who is a former

RCA chief, wrote in a letter addressed to BCCI CEO Rahul Johri.

Due to the presence of Modi, banished 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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