BCCI rejects Modi's allegation against Srinivasan

Published: Saturday, August 28, 2010, 14:51 [IST]
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BCCI gives a clean sheet to Srinivasan

The BCCI on Saturday backed Secretary N Srinivasan and dismissed suspended IPL Chairman Lalit Modi's allegations that the senior official fixed the 2009 players' auction.

BCCI President Shashank Manohar said after the Working Committee meeting here that Modi's accusations against Srinivasan, who owns the Chennai Super Kings team, were "blatant lies".

"I can produce papers which prove that the charges levelled by Modi against Srinivasan are blatant lies," Manohar said.

Asked whether these papers were tabled at Saturday's meet and accepted by the committee members, Manohar merely said, "yes".

Two days ago Srinivasan, had denied reports that he tried to 'fix' the players' auction. He had insisted that he won the bid "fair and square". Srinivasan had said his franchise Chennai Super Kings outbid Rajasthan Royals as only they had the full purse of USD 2 million.

A TV channel had claimed that Srinivasan, in connivance with Modi, tried to fix the bid for Flintoff in the Super Kings' favour.

The channel had quoted an email purportedly written by Modi to Srinivasan, which read "what a nightmare to convince them not to terminate (Sohail) Tanvir and also not to take Flintoff. (Shane) Warne went off the handle. But have managed it by using stick and carrot strategy. Thus they have $1.875 million. Much love Lalit".


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