Lalit Modi was elected as the President of Rajasthan Cricket Association recently © Getty Images
Lalit Modi was elected as the President of Rajasthan Cricket Association recently © Getty Images

The Lalit Modi-led Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) has staked it’s claim to cast vote in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) , which is underway in Chennai. BCCI interim President Shivlal Yadav is set to chair the meeting after the election, which is against the by laws. Mehmood Abdi, the Vice-President of RCA went to the venue where the election is underway.  “Gave out authorisation letter to the concerned person, I am yet to give a receipt of it. Also sent a fax to BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel, and have given reasons for claiming voting right.” READ: N Srinivasan issues unconditional apology to Supreme Court

“They have not given official acknowledgement. When I got into the venue of Annual General Meeting (AGM), I was told that I wasn’t allowed.According to the by laws, Shivlal Yadav cannot chair the meeting, although he is chairing it now,” he added, while speaking to English news channel Times Now. READ: N Srinivasan should have refrained from acting as BCCI Chief

“The right to vote of RCA should have been allowed. The RCA was suspended for a six months period, which expired on November 4, 2014. So our right to vote should have been restored. This right is so sacred that if you see the Supreme Court order, all of N Srinivasan’s rights have been taken away but his right to vote remains intact,” he said. READ: Jagmohan Dalmiya set to return as BCCI President

N Srinivasan was barred from contesting the BCCI election after he was found to be involved in the IPL spot-fixing case, following which the Supere Court had ordered that the election be held within six weeks from the verdict. Srinivasan has acknowledged the verdict of the court and decided to that he will not contest.

However, Abdi welcomed the decision by the body to elect Jagmohan Dalmiya as the BCCI president, terming him an ‘experienced cricket administrator’.

“Jagmohan Dalmiya being elected unopposed is a good sign because that means that he has the confidence and support of all the participants in the BCCI. He is a very experienced cricket administrator and we welcome this development,” he said.

(With Inputs from Asian News International)