The development took place late night on Friday when Lalit Modi handed over his three-page resignation to BCCI CEO Rahul Johri in which he resigned from the post and called for Rajasthan Cricket AAssociationto be made “best again”. “Thus, today I want to bid goodbye to cricket administration for now”, Modi wrote in his resignation letter.
The ban meant Modi can not hold any administrative post in Indian cricket, but despite the barrage he was elected as the President of Rajasthan Cricket Association, which forced the BCCI to ban Rajasthan Cricket Association from its calendar and stop the funds flowing in for its development.
BCCI had suspended RCA in May, 2014 after Lalit Modi was elected president.
Rajasthan to aim higher, we need funds from the BCCI which is our rightful share.
“I would, therefore, request you to release the funds due to RCA as soon as possible”.
“I have done my part for the betterment of Rajasthan cricket, and now it is your turn to honor your part of the promise!” He wrote in his letter requesting the Board to release RCA’s pending funds. 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. The Enforcement Directorate alleges that he has manipulated the process of assigning broadcast rights of the IPL in 2009, reportedly in exchange for a kickback of over 125 crores.
Lalit Modi’s son Ruchir had competed in the RCA elections in June this year but lost to Congress’ person CP Joshi.
Lalit Modi is still on the run after allegations against him were metalled, and is still to show up in India after leaving in 2010. As a result, a special general meeting of the BCCI expelled Modi for life on September 25, 2013. Architect of the now a money-crunching IPL, Lalit Modi has chose to bid adieu to the game for good.
“While demanding high levels of probity and propriety from some is certainly laudable, I wonder why the same standards are not applied to some like Mr N Srinivasan”.
One of the most forward-thinking figures in the Indian cricket administration has chose to move on and let go of his tainted yet successful legacy.