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Rajasthan High Court stays ban on Lalit Modi

Founder and architect of the Indian Premier League and Champions League Twenty20 - Lalit Kumar Modi has received interim relieve from  the Rajasthan High Court, which passed a ruling to stay the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI. In a writ petition filed by Nagaur District Cricket Association the Hon'ble Rajasthan High Court on Thursday stayed the resolution passed by BCCI Special General Meeting on 25.9.2013 which had expelled Mr Lalit Kumar Modi and directed all its members, associates members and their affiliates and constituents  not to allow Mr. Lalit Kumar Modi to participate in the activities and affairs of the  associations.

Mr Lalit Kumar Modi is currently the President of Nagaur District Cricket Association. The BCCI resolution would have meant that Mr Lalit Kumar Modi could not have acted as the President of  Nagaur District Cricket Association and also could not have participated in the elections of Rajasthan Cricket Association which are due to take place shortly.

On behalf of the Nagaur District Cricket Association Senior Counsel Sudhir Gupta alongwith Akshat Tyagi advocate   had  primarily argued that it is a District Level Sports Association and Rajasthan Cricket Association is a State Level Sports Association registered under the Rajasthan Sports (Registration, Recognition and Regulation of Association), Act, 2005 and the resolution  of BCCI is in direct conflict with provisions of the Rajasthan Sports (Registration, Recognition and Regulation of Association),  Act 2005.

After considering the arguments made on behalf of the Nagaur District Cricket Association, Hon’ble Justice Raghuvendra Singh Rathore of the  Rajasthan High Court has  admitted the Writ Petition and issued notices to all the respondents and has been  also pleased to pass an interim order staying the BCCI resolution .

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