BCCI working for Modi’s honourable exit

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

NEW DELHI - The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is reportedly working out a honourable exit for Indian Premier League (IPL) Commissioner Lalit Modi.

As per reports, the BCCI is planning to make Shashank Manohar the new IPL chairperson.

The board is also planning to set up an inquiry committee under the chairmanship of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) president Arun Jaitley, to look into the entire IPL row.

Modi will be brought back into the IPL Governing Council if cleared by the BCCI inquiry committee.

The BCCI is likely to appoint new IPL Governing Council members and a professional CEO is expected to be brought in to head the IPL executive.

Modi is likely to face probes by income tax officials on Friday.

The BCCI has put pressure on Modi to answer the ten questions posed by the income tax department to the cricket board.

On Tuesday, Mumbai Police filed a report against Modi’s bodyguard at the Sahar Police Station for misbehaving with media persons at the Mumbai Airport.

Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, who had been backing Modi, has hinted that Modi must step down.

Manohar has said the IPL Governing Council would be taking the decision on Modi, and Pawar has maintained that neither he nor Manohar would go against the Governing Council’s choice. (ANI)

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