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June 24, 2010 13:53 IST

The first meeting of IPL team owners and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) brass since the suspension of Lalit Modi has ended. Discussions focused on player retention and the cap on spending in the new season.

Team owners emerged from the meeting saying they were happy, had put forth suggestions and now the BCCI would take decisions.  

Vijay Mallya, owner of the Royal Challengers Bangalore, said after the meeting that a majority of the 10 franchises favoured all players going back into the auction, with none retained by any team. The players have largely been with the same team for three seasons after the first big auction in 2008 and a complete reshuffle and new bidding had been scheduled before the fourth.  
Mallya also said the franchises wanted the spending cap to be increased from 7 million dollars to 9 million dollars for each. Lalit Modi had enforced a cap saying it would ensure a level-playing field rather than giving the opportunity to the richer franchises to walk away with the best players.

The team owners were of the view that the tournament format should not change, Mallya said, and there should be home and away games even with two new teams.

This was the first IPL meeting since Modi was suspended as Commissioner earlier this year and his absence hung in the air. While Mallya refused to answer Modi questions saying, “Lalit Modi is suspended so we have to look ahead now,” Ness Wadia, co-owner of Kings XI Punjab, said he missed Modi.

“Modi was hanged before a trial…he was hanged by the press,” Wadia said. He hoped Modi would be “given a fair trial by the BCCI and the Government of India.”

Wadia also confirmed that he and other owners of the team had applied to sell off stake and had received a good offer.

New IPL chief Chirayu Amin, BCCI president Shashank Manohar and secretary N Srinivasan, attended the informal meeting with the team owners to discuss the way forward before a crucial IPL governing council meet on Friday.

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Lalit Modi was born on November 29th, 1963 according to
November 29th
11 + 29 +2+0+0+9 = 51 = his personal year (from November 29th, 2009 to November 28th, 2010) = Stern.  Solemn.  Harsh.

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Lalit Modi attends an IPL awards ceremony in Mumbai, 23 April

Sunday, 25 April 2010 22:35 UK

India’s cricket board has suspended IPL chief Lalit Modi over corruption allegations in the worst scandal to hit the Indian game this century.

The head of the Indian Premier League faces the sack when the board (the BBCI) begins a series of meetings on his fate on Monday.

Mr Modi, who is being investigated by tax officials, denies all allegations of wrongdoing made against him.

Some of the world’s top cricketers play for the lucrative IPL.

BCCI president Shashank Manohar waited until the end of the IPL final on Sunday to announce Mr Modi’s suspension.

“The alleged acts of individual misdemeanours of Mr Lalit K Modi… have brought a bad name to the administration of cricket and the game itself,” he said in a statement.

Mr Modi was suspended from “participating in the affairs of the Board, the IPL, the Working Committee and any other Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India”.

He was given 15 days to demonstrate why disciplinary action should not be taken against him.

The BBC’s Soutik Biswas in Delhi has described it as the worst crisis in Indian cricket since a match-fixing scandal involving senior national players in 2000.

Modi defiant

In Sunday’s final in Mumbai, Chennai Super Kings beat the Mumbai Indians by 22 runs but correspondents say events on the field in Mumbai were overshadowed by the continuing allegations of corruption and money-laundering.

Mr Modi’s suspension means he cannot attend Monday’s BCCI meeting and he reacted to the news defiantly.

“Good for them,” he told Indian TV channel NDTV. “Are they so scared of me attending? Are they so scared of the truth?”

Earlier, in an address to the crowd after the IPL final, he insisted the league was “clean and transparent”.

“There have been some off-field unpleasant dramas based on the unknown, half-truths and motivated leaks from all sorts of sources,” he said.

“I reassure you that if there have been any flouting of the rules and regulations or if there have been any irregularities, I shall take full responsibility,” he added.

The crisis erupted after Mr Modi revealed on his Twitter account that the girlfriend of Shashi Tharoor, a junior government minister, had invested in a consortium awarded a new IPL franchise in Kochi.

That revelation caused a storm which sparked Mr Tharoor’s resignation and also led to government investigations into the teams, sponsors, broadcasters and event managers associated with the IPL.

The IPL has become a multi-billion dollar industry, which attracts some of India’s wealthiest businessmen and women.


Lalit Modi was born on November 29th, 1963 according to

November 29th

11 + 29 +2+0+0+9 = 51 = his personal year (from November 29th, 2009 to November 28th, 2010) = Integrity.  Character.  Reputation.  Credentials.  Veracity.  Virtue.  Ethics.  Morals.  Honor.  Dignity.  Decency.  Legislation.  Laws.  Rules.  Regulations.  Ordinance.  Policy.  Standards.  Important.  Official.  Proper.  Politics.  Lawyers.  Attorneys.  Legal advice.  Counsel.  Litigation.  Lawsuit. 

51 year + 3 (March) = 54 = his personal month (from March 29th, 2010 to April 28th, 2010) = Allegations.

54 month + 25 (25th of the month on Sunday April 25th, 2010) = 79 = his personal day = Outrage.   Anger.  Irate.  Furious.  Incensed.

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