IPL chief Lalit Modi loses RCA elections

Modi was contesting the election for Rajasthan Cricket Association’s president’s post.

Needing 17 of the 32 votes to gain majority, Modi lost 13-18 to Dixit.

Modi held state government responsible for his defeat. “I paid the price of being close to Vasundhara Raje (former chief minister of Rajasthan). The state government did whatever it could to defeat me.

“But there will be no affect on IPL matches. They will be held in Jaipur only,” Modi said after the results.

In another setback to the Modi camp, Ameen Pathan lost the election for the post of secretary 12-19 to Ashok Kumar Ohri, who is president of Churu District Cricket Association.

Just ahead of elections, Modi faced allegations of cheating after the Nagrik Morcha filed a complaint against him for not depositing the promised sum of Rs 6 crore in the Chief Ministers relief fund.

The complaint followed an allegation of forgery related to a land purchase in Nagaur district through unfair means.

About 15 years ago, Dixit, an IAS officer, became the president of the Barmer district during his tenure in the tiny hamlet in western Rajasthan and after conducting few state level events he burst into the big scene.

It is believed that Dixit was the force who drafted the sports ordinance of state but Modi with his good relations with the then chief Minister Vasundhara Raje sideline him and with the government’s support rose to the top in RCA and then to the dizzy heights in BCCI and Indian Premier League.

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