RCA hopeful of better treatment by BCCI post Lalit Modi’s resignation
With the resignation of maverick administrator Lalit Modi from Nagaur district cricket association set up, the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) is hopeful cricket in the desert state will get much needed boost.CP Joshi, RCA president, while speaking with India Today, mentioned, “Just after the elections, we had written a letter to BCCI to remove Lalit Modi because he was no more the RCA president but they wrote back asking the association to fulfill the condition put by the BCCI.”RCA have been in dire need of funds for the upliftment of the game in Rajasthan for a long time. The BCCI had decided to stop the association with the body till the time Lalit Modi was a part of it. ODI and IPL matches were also not being allocated to Rajasthan for quite sometime now.But after CP Joshi defeated Lalit Modi’s son, Ruchir Modi, for the post of the president during elections held in May this year, it was believed things could change for the better at the RCA. However, the BCCI has been reluctant in allocating funds and doing away with the shoddy treatment being meted out to the RCA.After CP Joshi became the president, Nagaur district association, headed by Lalit Modi, was suspended, as the cricketing body wanted cordial relations with BCCI.”We have suspended the Nagaur District Cricket Association alongwith the secretary and the president. So, on our part, we have already taken action against Nagaur District Cricket Association and have communicated the same to BCCI. The Lalit Modi resignation is a different matter and BCCI will look into it,” Joshi stated.advertisementCP Joshi claimed that working with men who are considered to be from Modi’s camp is not an issue for him. Even though Joshi became the president, the posts of treasurer and secretary went to the Modi camp. “In my last tenure as president, I worked with. For me, it is not an issue because I do not consider any individual as obstacle. There was a perception difference in the RCA headed by Lalit Modi and RCA headed by me. That’s all,” Joshi said.Even after the tussle between Lalit Modi and BCCI seems to have ebbed after Modi’s resignation, only time will tell whether cricket in Rajasthan will see an upward swing or not.