New Delhi: Lalit Modi's stint as Rajasthan Cricket Association's president came to an end on Monday after the members of the association passed a no-confidence motion against the president and his office-bearers.
In a special Annual General Meeting in Jaipur, 17 out of 18 members caste their votes against the former IPL commissioner Modi.
Amin Pathan is all set to take charge as the new chief.
Rival factions of RCA tested their strengths with the no confidence motion against top four office bearers, including Modi, being voted on.
The Modi loyalists, however, alleged that their members were not allowed to participate in the extraordinary general meeting. His supporters though allege that they were denied entry and that their bus was even stoned by members of the rival faction.
Mehmood Abdi, the Deputy President of RCA and president of Sri Ganganagar District Association, said that they were confident of defeating the No Confidence Motion. He repeatedly alleged Pathan group of using unscrupulous means to stay relevant.
Crying foul, Modi faction claimed that it was done ‘intentionally'. As report in a leading news channel says, the Modi loyalists are now mulling legal actions challenging the decision. “We will take a call on that soon,” a Modi confidante said.
After being elected with majority in May last year, Modi group landed themselves into trouble in October when the Pathan faction claimed that RCA president Modi and three other top office bearers were removed by majority in a special EGM.
Alleging them of spoiling the cricketing scene in the state of Rajasthan after the BCCI suspended the body for electing Modi, Pathan faction claimed they have the majority. The Modi faction had moved court which in turn had quashed the claims of Pathan group but had granted them the permission to place a no confidence motion through proper procedure.
The court had entrusted the president of the State Council to preside over the meeting on Monday. As per the Sports Act of the state and Constitution of RCA, the Pathan Group needed two-third majority to see the no confidence passed, and with 17 out of 18 members voting in favour, the Pathan Group had the last laugh.