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Narendra Modi as PM : How will it change BCCI?
Cricket and Politics rules the roost in India with Bollywood coming a close third and with Gujarat Cricket Association president and BJP Prime Ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi set as Indian Prime Minister, cricket might witness a number of changes, especially the administration side of it. Rather than reading 'cricket' one should read BCCI in the above line, primarily. Lets look at these issues one by one.

Rajasthan Cricket Association and Lalit Modi

The recent ban imposed by BCCI on RCA for electing Lalit Modi as the President may be withdrawn, for it is no rocket science that the decision (RCA elections) had been taken after the issue taken forward only after Supreme Court's nod. Banning RCA just establishes the dictatorship ruling that prevails over the BCCI. Lalit Modi is supported by the state government run BJP, which just makes another interesting phase in Lalit Modi's career.

If it does happen, it is going to be a great news for Lalit Modi, the architect of Indian Premier League as well, who has been staying away from India, fearing arrests. Lalit Modi, if allowed to represent RCA could send shivers down the spine of the BCCI members, for he is someone who does not mince with his words.

Amit Shah

With BJP set to rule India for a minimum period of five years, it is expected that BJP will create a very strong BCCI, which would include a number of BJP members. It is at this juncture, where many think that one of Narendra Modi's close aide, Amit Shah may be handed an important position within the BCCI. If rumours are to be believed, he might become one of the BCCI's Vice-Presidents.

This could well act as NaMo's gift to Shah, who played an important role for BJP in the party's campaign in Uttar Pradesh.


Srinivasan has been one of the most talked about administrators for some time, as he has never remained away from controversy, primarily with IPL. With Indian Premier League being a global event, Narendra Modi would not want to give the IPL a bad name, as it might have a negative impact on the country's image. So, any person who has created a blot in IPL's name may just be thrown out.

Even if the Court gives another opportunity to Srini, his comeback route to the top is not going to be an easy one with Shah as one of the VPs and Lalit Modi in the mainfold as well.

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