7 May 2014

Former IPL chief returns to office

5:44 am on 7 May 2014

The controversial Indian cricket administrator Lalit Modi has been named president of the Rajasthan Cricket Association, but his hopes of defying a life ban on holding any position with an administrative body in India have been challenged immediately.

The billionaire former Indian Premier League chief was banned by the Indian Cricket Board last year over financial and administrative irregularities during his stint as chairman of the Twenty20 league's first three editions.

But Modi's latest appointment is unlikely to last since the BCCI has suspended the Rajasthan authority, pending disciplinary proceedings against it on charges of misconduct.