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Lalit Modi and his vision for RCA

Lalit Modi was elected as President of Rajasthan Cricket Association on May 6 © AFP
Lalit Modi was elected as President of Rajasthan Cricket Association on May 6 © AFP

May 8, 2014

Elected as chief of the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA), Lalit Modi is already down to work posting the mission of RCA. In this post, Modi has promised to promote Rajasthan cricket, build an ethics committee

Earlier, there were reports that Modi may launch an IPL-like structure for Rajasthan cricket as Rajasthan Premier League. He has vowed to improve grassroots level cricket in Rajasthan. This includes installing a Talent Resource Development Wing (TRD) to unearth new talent from countryside and to produce at least one cricketer at the national level who would represent the country in next two-three years. He is also looking to involve former cricketers in to selection process. Below is the presentation of Modi’s mission for the RCA.

Criticising the previous regime at RCA , Modi said: “Apparently the academy has fallen apart, there was bias in the selection process (of both first-class and age-group teams) and there was not much cricket happening in Rajasthan anymore. After I left, the administration had become political. The CP Joshi regime did not do anything worthy of note at the RCA.”

“My top priority would be to bring RCA back to its former glory. To do that we need to rectify the house within. We need to introspect and see what went wrong. And this time I want to build a system which just will not fall apart irrespective of who runs the RCA,” said Modi, who was also a BCCI vice-president from 2005 until September 2010 besides being the man responsible for creating the cash-rich IPL.

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