New Delhi: Days before the announcement of the result of Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) elections held last month, the BCCI yesterday moved the Supreme Court challenging participation of Lalit Modi in the poll, a move aimed at restraining him from holding the President's post if he wins.
The BCCI challenged the Rajasthan Sports Act 2005 allowing the former IPL Commissioner to contest the RCA presidential elections on December 19 despite being banned for life by the Board.
The apex court had on November 20 made its retired judge Justice N M Kasliwal as a principal observer to oversee the elections. It had said that "individual members shall not cast their votes and the result of the election shall be subject to the final outcome of the appeal which is pending before this court".
The case is expected to come for hearing on January 6. The court had passed the order on a petition filed by former BCCI treasurer and ex-Rajasthan Cricket Association secretary Kishore Rungta seeking the court's direction for appointment of a retired judge to conduct RCA elections.
The Board had on December 28 decided to approach the Supreme Court case challenging the RCA polls.