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Modi will win: BCCI

New Delhi: The BCCI on Tuesday said ex-IPL chief Lalit Modi will emerge as a clear winner in Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) polls, but successfully opposed opening of a sealed envelope containing its results before the Supreme Court which favoured that former players administer the game instead of businessmen.

“We know the result, he (Modi) is a clear winner. He has 26 out of 33 votes,” the BCCI and rivals of Modi in RCA conceded before a bench comprising Justices AR Dave and JS Khehar.

The bench which was about to open the sealed envelope could not proceed further as BCCI and Modi’s rival for the post of president in RCA RP Sharma, along with others, vehemently opposed declaration of results for 21 posts saying it will have a far-reaching impact on cricket administration and players.

Realising that the entire controversy over the RCA polls was turning out to be a battle between Srinivasan and Modi, the bench decided to adjourn the hearing and said, “we will see this matter on March 4”. (PTI)