Modi to reveal names after IPL final

Express April 24, 2010

KARACHI: The Indian Premier League (IPL) Commissioner Lalit Modi has threatened to reveal names of individuals responsible for the IPL mess while daring the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to sack him in their meeting on Monday.

“Wait for the IPL to finish - I will reveal the men who have tried to bring disrepute to the game and how we stopped them from doing it,” Modi said on his Twitter page. “People pressurising me to resign - I can tell you [this] will not happen. Let them remove me then.” A host of franchise owners, however, have come out in support of Modi who faces an uncertain future with the IPL. Shahrukh Khan, part-owner of the Kolkata Knight Riders, has compared the controversy to the event itself but is hoping Modi gets cleared of wrong-doing.

“IPL controversy, fast, furious and too much noise: like the Twenty20 itself,” Khan said on his Twitter page. “I hope it gets resolved as fast too for our friend Lalit and the franchises.” Meanwhile, the governing council members of the Champions League met the BCCI officials at the Board’s headquarters yesterday as well. Present were members from South Africa and Australia and, according to sources, several issues regarding the Champions League were discussed. The Council is chaired by Modi who was not present during the discussions.

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