Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on 6 May 2014 indefinitely suspended Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) and appointed an ad-hoc body to run the states cricket affairs. The suspension came within hours of appointment of former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi as the President of the RCA.
The action of indefinite suspension of RCA was taken as per the Constitution clause number 32, sub-clause 7. Under these clauses, the President reserves the right to suspend an association that doesn’t confirm the rules and regulations of the BCCI.
The election of the RCA was held on 19 December 2013. Following the order of the Supreme Court, the results of the votes were opened under the Court observation on 6 May 2014 from a sealed envelope.
As per the result, Modi won the election by a landslide margin. 24 of the 33 votes supported Modi, while his opponent Rampal Sharma earned just five.
The Supreme Court of India in the first week of May 2014 cleared the decks for the announcement of RCA elections. In its direction, the court allowed BCCI to take any action it wants in accordance with the rules, post declaration of results.
BCCI in September 2013 imposed a life-ban on Modi by accusing him for causing financial irregularities during his tenure as the IPL commissioner. Since that suspension, BCCI had always opposed the return of Modi to Indian cricket. Following its opposition it moved to the apex court and challenged the Rajasthan Sports Act 2005 that enabled him to contest the December 2013 elections.
When: 6 May 2014