Lalit Modi suspended: Lalit Modi was suspended just after the end of last match of Indian premier league. He was working Lalit Modi as vice president of Board of Control for Cricket in India and Indian Premier League’s chairman and commissioner. Shashank Manohar, board president said on Monday that acts made by Modi has brought bad name for the board. BCCI has given fifteen days time to Lalit Modi to explain why no disciplinary actions should be taken against him for the acts he did. Manohar told to media that the events taking place from last few days have thrown up sad and unfortunate development. He said that they waited till now because of tournament. He wanted that any decision is to be taken after the end of tournament. Final match was played between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians at Mumbai where officials of BCCI were present. Lalit Modi was also present to enjoy the match and also gave thank you speech. In his speech he thanked people of country to make IPL a successful tournament.
Show cause issued: Manohar told to media that Mr. N. Srinivasan, Board of Control for Cricket in India had consulted with him about the issue and told to issue a show cause notice to Lalit Modi. Notice is issued under the Rule 32 (iv). Lalit Modi is told to give his explanation within fifteen days. Along with issuing show cause notice, Manohar has also used his power of suspending Lalit Modi. Now he cannot take part in affairs of the board, the Indian Premier League, the Working Committee and any other Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. When Lalit Modi was asked about attending the meeting, he replied to media that he is suspended so he cannot attend. On asking whether he will go to court to challenge, he said he will not make any comment about it.
IPL got huge popularity: Indian Premier League was started three year back but has got huge popularity in short period. Players from various countries play in the IPL. There are total eight teams in IPL while with increasing popularity two more teams are included which will play from next season. Mukesh Ambani, India’s richest man and head of Reliance Industries, Vijay Mallya, who controls United Spirits, the world’s second largest maker of alcohol, and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan all control teams who play in the league. They have paid astronomical sums for franchises and players. BCCI is earning huge profit from this T20 format tournament and has become one of the richest sporting bodies in the cricket world. Issue of IPL is disrupting the parliament sessions. Opposition emended a probe into the IPL, with some lawmakers demanding both the BCCI and the IPL be taken over by the state. Lalit Modi had accused Shashi Tharoor for using his political powers to influence the team bids. That act had led to resign from the post by Tharoor on the demand from opposition.Share