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Vaibhav Gehlot resigns as president of Rajasthan Cricket Association

Rajasthan were a part of Group A in the Ranji Trophy 2024 points table. They played a total of seven games and could only manage to win two of them and failed to qualify for the quarterfinals. Three of their games ended in a draw and they lost three.

Reported By : Manish Bhattacharya Edited By : Kumar Rupesh
New Delhi
Updated on: February 26, 2024 15:50 IST
Vaibhav Gehlot
Image Source : VAIBHAV GEHLOT/INSTAGRAM Vaibhav Gehlot.

Vaibhav Gehlot has stepped down from his role as the president of the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA). Gehlot was elected as the president of RCA in 2019 and was re-elected in December 2022. 

"Everyone knows the condition of the Rajasthan Cricket Association during BJP's tenure before the appointment of CP Joshi as president (RCA). The BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) had slapped a ban on the association which prohibited the Rajasthan cricket team from participating in any tournament. The period also didn't witness the conduct of a single game in Rajasthan," Gehlot said in a statement.

"I got the opportunity to work as the president of the RCA after CP Joshi's tenure and his guidance helped immensely. I aimed to promote the sport in the state and to encourage the youth to take it up," he added.

"The state was devoid of an international as well as IPL game and I, by holding talks with the BCCI, ensured the conduct of both in Rajasthan. To provide a platform for the youth in the state to showcase its talent, I organised the Rajasthan Premier League (RPL) in Jaipur and Jodhpur," he mentioned.

Gehlot also stated that since the BJP's emergence after the shift in power in Rajasthan in December last year, there has been a deliberate attempt to hinder the work of the RCA.

"People are trying to create an environment of distrust within the RCA by targeting me which can jeopardize the positive atmosphere that currently prevails in the state as far as cricket is concerned. I can't tolerate any threat to the IPL games that are scheduled in the state and to the cricket in the region.

"Therefore, I voluntarily resign as president of the RCA to avoid any major risk to the cricket in the state," Gehlot stated.

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