The Rajasthan Cricket Association is on the verge of making a comeback into the BCCI fold after 4 years, after the Rajasthan Cricket Association members voted in majority for accepting the terms set by BCCI to revoke the ban put on the association. The result for the poll conducted on 18th January was announced by Rajasthan HC this week, and now it’s only a matter of time before the association returns into the BCCI fold.
The BCCI have asked the association to give an undertaking that Lalit Modi will not be allowed to return to the board in any capacity whatsoever. The Indian cricket board has informed the RCA that if Modi does make a return to the state board, they will not hesitate to reinstate the ban.
Former RCA president Vivek Vyas confirmed the same. As reported by Cricbuzz, Vivek Vyas said,
“The HC has asked the RCA president and secretary to give their undertakings, as demanded by the BCCI, at the earliest. These undertakings will be sent today itself. The lawyers of both the sides met after the order and decided to facilitate the process swiftly.”
The single bench of MN Bhandari directed the BCCI to take the undertaking and start the process of reintroducing RCA into the BCCI as soon as possible.
Till the formalities are being sorted, the High Court has asked the BCCI to speak with the state government and discuss whether they are capable of hosting IPL matches in Jaipur this season.
“Technically the ban on the RCA is yet to be revoked, so the court told the BCCI to ask the state government if all the requirements for hosting IPL matches will be made,” Vyas added.
A meeting between the BCCI top brass, IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla, representatives of RCA (president or secretary) and Rajasthan Royals representatives is scheduled to take place this weekend during the auction process in Bengaluru.