RCA cries foul over shifting of IPL matches to Gujarat
Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) on Friday cried foul after the BCCI shifted the IPL-7 matches from Jaipur to neighbouring Gujarat.Updated: Apr 05, 2014 02:18 IST
Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) on Friday cried foul after the BCCI shifted the IPL-7 matches from Jaipur to neighbouring Gujarat.
Former Ranji cricketer and RCA's deputy president, Dr Bimal Roy Soni, told reporters that former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi had brought IPL to Jaipur. But without any communication to the RCA, the IPL governing council had removed the matches.
"This is not fair. They should have intimated to the RCA," Soni said adding that RCA was prepared to organise the IPL-7 matches at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur.
Matches of the Rajasthan Royals have been shifted to Ahmedabad in a move that is seen as the result of the RCA allowing Lalit Modi to contest its elections last year. The election results are yet to be declared by the Supreme Court but it is believed that the Modi group has won.
He said he has written to former Test star and IPL-7 organiser Sunil Gavaskar and BCCI to allot the matches to Jaipur. “I am going Mumbai to talk the BCCI and Gavaskar”, he said.
"We would try our best to bring the matches here", he said adding that the BCCI was denying the advantage of playing in their home ground to the Rajasthan Royals.