Published:  11:47 AM, 12 August 2017

Goodbye to cricket, says Lalit Modi


Former IPL chief and tainted cricket administrator Lalit Modi has resigned as the president of the Nagaur District Cricket Association in Rajasthan. In a late night resignation, Mr Modi put out three-page letter calling for the Rajasthan Cricket Associatiobn to be made "best again".

"I feel that the time is now ripe to pass on the baton to the next generation. Thus, today I want to bid goodbye to cricket administration for now," he said.

Mr Modi, who faces allegations of money laundering, is on the run from Indian authorities and in exile. In March, the Interpol rejected India's appeal for a global warrant against him.

Because of Mr Modi's presence in the Nagaur District Cricket Association the Board of Control for Cricket in India or BCCI had banned the Rajasthan Cricket Association. With his exit from the Nagaur District Cricket Association, the state cricket body is now hopeful the ban will be lifted and that the funds to the tune of 100 crores will come back , money badly needed by Rajasthan cricket.

Rajasthan has not hosted a single Indian Premier League (IPL) or an international match in the past 3 years.

Lalit Modi's 22-year-old son Ruchir had lost the high-stake Rajasthan Cricket Association election in June to Congress man CP Joshi.

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