SDCA officials can vote in Rajasthan Cricket Association polls: court

February 27th, 2009 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday allowed officials in the Sriganganagar District Cricket Association (SDCA) in Rajasthan to vote in the elections to the executive committee of the Rajasthan Cricket Association.
While allowing the Sriganganagar cricketing body’s president Mehmood Abidi, secretary Vinod Saharan and other members of its executive committee to vote in the RCA’s executive body poll, a bench of Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan, however, ordered against counting their votes.

The bench, which also included Justice P. Sathasivam, said the Sriganganagar district cricketing body officials’ votes would not be counted till the outcome of their lawsuit challenging the Feb 20 dissolution of the SDCA.

The Rajasthan registrar of societies had dissolved the three-year-old elected executive committee of the Sriganganagar District Cricket Association on Feb 20, hours after the Supreme Court had deferred the Feb 22 elections for the Rajasthan Cricket Association to March 1.

The postponement of the election had paved the way for RCA president Lalit Modi’s supporters to file their nominations. The SDCA was allegedly dissolved as it was viewed to be close to Modi.

While deferring the poll to March 1, the bench had also ordered appointment of a former apex court judge, Justice N.M. Kasliwal, as an observer to supervise the conduct of the elections.

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