Lalit Modi resigns from RCA, says 'goodbye to cricket admin'
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Lalit Modi resigns from RCA, says 'goodbye to cricket admin'

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Lalit Modi today resigned as President of the Nagaur District Association, marking an end to his presence in the Rajasthan Cricket body, which was banned by the BCCI for allowing the tainted administrator in its fold.The 50-year-old Modi, who left India after being charged with money laundering, sent is resignation to both the RCA as well as BCCI CEO Rahul Johri."...I feel that the time is now ripe to pass on the baton to the next generation.

Thus, today I want to bid goodbye to cricket administration for now," Modi wrote in his resignation letter.Modi, credited for creating the cash-rich and glitzy Indian Premier League in 2008, was expelled from the BCCI in 2010, which accused him of rigging bids and money laundering among other charges. He has been living in exile in London while facing an Enforcement Directorate inquiry for financial violations.He, however, refused to let go of his position in the RCA, prompting the BCCI to altogether ban the association.Modi suffered a setback when his 22-year-old son Ruchir lost the RCA presidential elections earlier this year.

"I honestly believe a system is more important than any individual. Indian cricket is truly an example of my belief. I will always be a loyal fan of Indian cricket," he said.Modi requested the BCCI to release the funds meant for the RCA after his resignation."...for Rajasthan to aim higher, we need funds from th...

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