Modi likely to quit after IPL final

Ppi April 20, 2010

NEW DEHLI: Under fire Lalit Modi is likely to step down from his Indian Premier League (IPL) posts after the final of cricket cash-awash T20 event, on April 25 in Mumbai, reports said.

However, Modi's future with the T20 league would now depend on ex-BCCI Board of Control for Cricket in India chief and Indian Minister Sharad Pawar's stance who has earlier come out in support of the IPL chief and commissioner over disclosing names of stakeholders of Kochi franchise to public.

BCCI chief Shashank Manohar, Modi's arch rival, is likely to head the IPL, which functions as a sub-committee of the BCCI.

Pawar, International Cricket Council president-in-waiting, has held an informal meeting with BCCI colleagues in Dubai, with Manohar on a conference call.

Following Shashi Tharoor-Kochi franchise controversy, Modi has been under the scanner and after corruption allegations being proved by IT officials, he is surely to face the heat from BCCI when he returns from Dubai.

Earlier, sources said that BCCI has been pressing hard for Modi's resignation as IPL Commissioner and Chairman after it has been dragged into the controversy.

BCCI was furious as its own tax records with regard to the IPL have to be submitted.

It is also believed that Modi may be asked to give up his positions with the BCCI and IPL on April 26, when IPL governing council meets to recommend Modi's ouster.

BCCI working committee meets on May 2 to take action against Modi.


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