RCA polling result: Fate of Lalit Modi’s son, CP Joshi to be decided out on June 2

first_imgResult of the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) elections are expected to be declared on June 2.Counting of votes will begin at 12 noon.Ruchir Modi, son of former IPL commissioner, Lalit Modi, was in a direct contest with senior Congress leader, CP Joshi for the post of President of Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA).Mehmood Abdi, from the Modi camp, told India Today, “Ruchir Modi can be present in Jaipur at the time of counting.”After polling for five posts of the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) got over in Jaipur, Modi camp came out claiming Ruchir Modi, son of Lalit Modi, would emerge victorious in the fight for the President’s post. The Modi camp believes he will get majority of the votes out of a total of 33 votes.”We are expecting 19 votes (in favour of Ruchir Modi)… yes, that is our calculation but subject to the final outcome. So, there is no posturing now. The ballot is done, it is sealed. So, this is what we expect,” Mehmood M. Abdi told India Today.Elections for the RCA were held on 29th of May. The date for filing the nominations was the 26th of May and the last date of withdrawal of nominations was fixed as 28th of May. Mehmood Abdi and Rajya Sabha MP Harshvardhan Singh withdrew their names from the fray thus making it a direct fight between Modi and Joshi.Rajasthan High Court had, last month, intervened on a petition of Bhilwara District Association’s Ramlal Sharma and directed the RCA to hold elections for the cricket body in May itself. The court set aside the observer’s order which had earlier called off the elections.advertisementLalit Modi fast became a prominent name in Rajasthan cricket after 2005. Later, he also became a name to be reckoned with in Indian cricket after he became the first IPL Commissioner. However, he later fell out with the BCCI. It has been believed in the cricketing circles in Rajasthan that the sport in the state has suffered due to the tussle between Lalit Modi and the BCCI. However, there is hope that once the result is out, cricket in Rajasthan will take a turn for the better.ALSO READ:RCA elections: Direct contest between Lalit Modi’s son and Congress’ CP Joshilast_img read more

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ICC rejected Chris Gayle’s request to use ‘Universe Boss’ logo before censoring MS Dhoni

first_imgThe International Cricket Council has not only rejected Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s request for wearing keeping gloves which had a dagger insignia but also refused West Indies opener Chris Gayle permission to use ‘Universe Boss’ logo on his bat.In both cases, the ICC cited equipment regulation violation.Gayle, a self-proclaimed ‘Universe Boss’, had requested the ICC to allow him to use it for his bat branding but he was informed that he can’t use any clothing or sporting equipment for personal messages.”ICC couldn’t have made an exception for Dhoni as no personal messages are allowed on equipment. Gayle wanted it but when he was refused permission, he accepted it and moved on,” a source privy to the development told PTI on conditions of anonymity.Talking about Dhoni, the official said, “It is not about military symbolism. It is about a simple rule that no personal messages are allowed. If ICC did not make an exception for Gayle, then how come they would make it for Dhoni.”It has also been learnt that even innocuous messages or emojis are not allowed on equipment.”Tomorrow, Moeen Ali will again request for wearing a ‘Free Palestine’ wristband which is a direct political message. We did not allow it then and we won’t allow it now. You won’t be even allowed to have a word like love’ embossed on the equipment,” the source added.The ICC allowed the Indian team to wear camouflage caps recently during an international match against Australia because it was a bilateral series.advertisement”A formal request was made by the BCCI as they wanted to use the match as a fund-raiser for the victims of the Pulwama terror attack. In bilateral series, ICC allows teams to do charity. Just like the Pink Test’ in Australia for the Jane McGrath foundation that works on breast cancer awareness, the source further added.It has been learnt that Dhoni is yet to get any official reprimand from the ICC for the South Africa game, during which his green gloves had dagger insignia.As per rules, if he sports the insignia again in any of the matches, he would first be warned and then face financial penalties of 25, 50 and 75 percent of match fees for every transgression.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Michael Clarke backs MS Dhoni to stay focussed despite gloves rowAlso Read | World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni changes wicketkeeping gloves, no army crest this timelast_img read more

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