Congress Leader CP Joshi elected RCA President

Congress leader C.P. Joshi was elected president of the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) on Friday. He defeated Lalit Modi's son Ruchir. Securing 19 votes, Joshi defeated Ruchir Modi, who had secured 14 votes only. The RCA 2017 elections were held on 19th May 2017.  Rajasthan High Court on Tuesday granted permission for the counting of votes on June 2.
The 2017 election was an intense contest between RCA president Lalit Modi’s son Ruchir Modi and senior Congress leader CP Joshi, who has also been a former RCA president. Earlier this month, the Rajasthan High Court had intervened on a petition of Bhilwara District Association’s Ramlal Sharma and directed the RCA to hold elections this month, setting aside the observer’s order which had called off the elections last month. According to reports, the polling for the six posts as per the Lodha Committee recommendations was short as there are only 33 district cricket associations, who have the voting right in accord with the Sports Act prevailing in the state.