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Apex court may hear BCCI plea

New Delhi: A Supreme Court Bench, headed by Justice AR Dave, has agreed to hear the objections raised by the BCCI over Lalit Modi contesting the December 19 Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) elections before declaring the results.

The Bench, however, said that the issue raised by the Board would arise only if Modi wins the election and if it happens, then it will hear the plea of BCCI before declaring the results.

The BCCI had pleaded that Modi should not have been allowed to contest the elections as he has been disqualified by the Board for life from being associated with any cricket association.

The Supreme Court would open the sealed enveloped containing the results on the RCA elections on January 17.

The BCCI has challenged the Rajasthan Sports Act 2005 allowing Modi to contest the RCA presidential election despite being banned for life by the Board. The apex court had on November 20 made its retired judge Justice NM Kasliwal as a principal observer to oversee the elections.

Modi was slapped with a life ban on September 25 last year by the BCCI after its disciplinary committee found him guilty on charges of “indiscipline and misconduct”. (PTI)