HC stays Rajasthan Cricket Association election

Updated: Sep 30 2022 11:14AM

Jaipur, Sep 29 (PTI) The Rajasthan High Court on Thursday stayed the state cricket association election in which Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s son Vaibhav Gehlot was in the fray for the post of president.

A single judge bench of the high court presided by Justice Mahendra Goyal passed the order on a petition filed by District Cricket Associations (DCAs) of Dausa, Nagaur, Sriganganagar and Alwar.

The election of Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) was scheduled to be held on Friday (September 30).  It was alleged in the writ petition that the election officer of the RCA, Ram Lubhaya, is a retired IAS officer who is not an "independent" person.  The counsel appearing for the DCAs argued that Lubhaya was in active engagement of the state of Rajasthan and was working under the chief minister whose son Vaibhav Gehlot is not only outgoing president of RCA but is also contesting for the same post again.