Rajasthan Association was banned by BCCI after they re-elected Lalit Modi as the chairman    Getty Images (Representational Photo)
Rajasthan Association was banned by BCCI after they re-elected Lalit Modi as the chairman Getty Images (Representational Photo)

The Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA), who was banned by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), are in for some good news. A single bench of Rajasthan High Court on Tuesday ensured that the cricketers can participate in BCCI domestic tournament. RCA had re-elected Lalit Modi as the chairman of the association. However, with the resignation of Modi last month, the local cricketers can heave a sigh of relief. As reported by The Times of India (TOI) on Tuesday, Team Rajasthan, which has been handling the state’s cricketing fortunes in the BCCI-conducted tournaments for the past couple of years, will once again take charge.

KVP Rao, Team Rajasthan s convenor, will soon take his position in the association. The Ranji Trophy 2017-18 will witness the first match between Rajasthan and Jammu & Kashmir on October 6. With little time on hand, the association would be beginning the preparations soon. The local players will have to go through trials and practice sessions to be selected in the squad for the tournament. With Team Rajasthan back in place, the BCCI will have to release funds immediately at least for basic activities. Former Rajasthan Ranji captain Vinod Mathur, Sanjay Vyas and Nazmul Hussain will be the selectors for the senior team.

The junior selection committee will have Sukhvinder Singh, Pramod Yadav and Kuldeep Singh.

The previous selectors Vivek Bhan Singh and Bharat Bhushan were removed as per the Lodha recommendations, which say that, the selection panel has to consist of 3 members.