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I can't believe that RCA has been suspended: Former BCCI chief
Another round of melee between Lalit Modi (with RCA's support) and BCCI has been triggered after Modi and RCA (Rajasthan Cricket Association) stated that they will not accept the BCCI's verdict of RCA's suspension. The BCCI suspended the RCA after Lalit Modi, who has been banned by BCCI, won RCA's presidential polls. But, can the BCCI suspend RCA?

Imran Ali, Advocate, Supreme Court explaining the situation said, ''Yes, the BCCI can suspend their association members, if they have laws in their constitution to suspend them. But, RCA has the right to challenge the BCCI on the matter.'' As per the BCCI's constitution clause 32.7, the president has the right to suspend their cricket associations, if they do not comply to their rules. The BCCI only has an interim president presently in the form of Shivlal Yadav.

But, former BCCI chief, Inderjit Bindra was startled by the board's decision, as he said, ''No functionary of the Board has any power to suspend a member association without an AGM. I can't believe that RCA has been suspended.'' It is under the watchful eyes of the SC judges, NM Kasliwal and SP Pathak that the RCA elections took place last year on December 19.

This looks even more embarrassing that the BCCI seems to have overpowered the Supreme Court, as it was under the directive of the SC that the election results were declared yesterday. Bindra said, ''An observer appointed by SC had cleared Lalit Modi's candidature. How can RCA be penalised for electing him as President?''

Adding fuel to the speculation, Bindra also feels that Srinivasan, the suspended president of the BCCI is still calling the shots within the organisation. It is not only Bindra, but also another former BCCI chief, Sharad Pawar who considers BCCI's decision harsh.
RCA are in no mood to allow the BCCI work as per their whims and fancies, as they have decided to fight the board's decision in the court. Ali further added that RCA has a very good chance in the court as well, where the Supreme Court can come up with a stay order, much to the relief of RCA.

One has to understand that the matter has just started and it would take some time to come to any conclusion for the SC as well. But, it is also upon the discretion of the SC as well. ''Article 142 gives the Supreme Court of India extraordinary powers. They can do anything. It is upto them,'' said Ali.

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