After IT raids BCCI getting ready to remove Lalit Modi
Monday, 19th April 2010
Lalit Modi's days as the IPL commissioner appear to be numbered as the BCCI's top brass has more or less made up its mind to remove the high-flying administrator who has triggered a political storm and brought the BCCI under the income tax scanner.
The stand against Modi has hardened over the last few days as the rapidly-developing events surrounding Kochi franchise's stakeholding pattern has opened a Pandora's box about financial irregularities in the IPL.
Modi himself is under fire for allegedly helping his family and friends buy stakes in various IPL teams.
His tweets about Kochi's shareholding created a political storm as it emerged that minister of state for external affairs Shashi Tharoor's close friend Sunanda Pushkar had a sweat equity worth Rs70 crore. Tharoor had to resign, while Pushkar also gave up her stake in Kochi franchise.
"Modi's exit is a foregone conclusion. The BCCI members are extremely unhappy in the manner in which he brought about this controversy," a top BCCI source told PTI.
Publication : dna