According to the new Secretary of Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) Sumendra Tiwary, the pioneer of the most successful domestic tournament, Lalit Modi is now planning to launch Rajasthan Premier League.
“Lalit Modi announced this in the first committee meeting to-day. He chaired the executive committee meeting (it commenced at 3 pm (India time) and lasted about two hours) over the video conference from London,” he said.
Modi’s IPL was a huge success all over the world. Apart from the likelihood of the launch of the Rajasthan Premier League, Modi and his team discussed to challenge the BCCI in court over the suspension of Modi as the president of RCA.
“We are challenging the BCCI’s decision in Jaipur High Court. They can’t suspend our association, the results of which have been declared by the court. Our lawyer (Sudeep Hora) will prepare the papers soon and submit them before the High Court here,” Tiwary said.
When asked about Modi’s plans for the RCA, Tiwary said: “We are planning to have eight academies with world class facilities in this state. Our first academy in Jaipur was highly appreciated by former Australian batsman Greg Chappell. The players at all levels will benefit from them.”
“Lalit Modi has plan to build two stadia, in Jaipur and Udaipur. The Sawai Mansingh Stadium (SMS) in Jaipur is owned by the State government. We want to have our own Stadium,” he added.
The 50-year-old Modi who is currently in UK, plans to return to India soon. He claims to reveal his future plans after the results of the general elections.
“He plans to come to India, but until then, he will run the association from London,” concluded Tiwary.Published 07 May 2014, 14:07 IST