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Nitish Govt set to bowl out Lalu from cricket body

NDA Govt in Bihar is set to bowl out Lalu as president of Bihar Cricket Association by bringing out an ordinance.

india Updated: May 28, 2006 17:11 IST

After removing him from power, the NDA government in Bihar is set to bowl out RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav as president of Bihar Cricket Association by bringing out an ordinance permitting only sport bodies recognised by the state government to seek affiliation with national associations.

The coming into force of the ordinance would mean that Lalu-headed BCA's chance of getting affiliation with the BCCI would be doomed.

Highly placed sources in the department of Sports and Culture told PTI today on condition of anonymity that the government was contemplating bringing an ordinance to "streamline" sports activities in the state.

The ordinance, sources said, would ensure that sporting bodies recognised by the state government alone organised sporting events and those conducting such competitions without recognition would be liable to imprisonment upto six months.

Such a law existed in BJP-ruled states of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, the sources said.

If everything goes well, the ordinance would see the light of the day before June one, they said.

The BCCI is likely to decide the issue of affiliation to Bihar at its meeting in Mumbai on June one.

In that case, a sporting body not recognised by the state government would not qualify for affiliation to BCCI.

Lalu-headed BCA and Association of Bihar Cricket (ABC) led by former Test cricketer and BJP leader Kirti Azad is locked in a keen battle to secure affiliation from BCCI.