BCCI won't recognise Modi's presidency

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Former Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi has been named the new president of the Rajasthan Cricket Association.

Former Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi has been named the new president of the Rajasthan Cricket Association.

Modi, who has been exiled in London after the Indian government revoked his passport in the wake of allegations of corruption, was declared the winner of December's elections recently.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India, who had tried to prevent the announcement of Modi's success, have refused to recognise the results – and suspended the Rajasthan association until further notice.

"The supreme court had directed that if it is found by BCCI that any person has acted against its rules, regulations or law, it would be open to it to take action against such a person," said board secretary Sanjay Patel.

"In pursuance of the order, Shivlal Yadav, interim president, BCCI, has suspended the Rajasthan Cricket Association from the membership of the BCCI, pending disciplinary proceedings against it on charges of misconduct."

September 2013 saw the BCCI impose a life ban on Modi after accusations of "serious" acts of indiscipline and misconduct. The suspension came three years after Modi was removed as IPL chairman and BCCI vice-president.

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