Modi Disagrees with Royals and Punjab elimination

Published: Monday, October 11, 2010, 11:56 [IST]
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Modi terms elimination illegal

New Delhi : Lalit Modi the former IPL chairman condemned the decision taken by the BCCI to eliminate Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab from the 4th edition of Indian Premier League as illegal and termed it as the vengeance of the Board on the teams.

"The status of all teams is the same. They were all approved. There is no ambiguity as far as that is concerned. The action it totally illegal," Modi Tweeted.

"Instead of concentrating on building IPL and BCCI, they have chosen a path of vengeance and in that they will only hurt the game," he wrote in the micro-blogging website.

Confronting the the Secretary of the Board N. Srinivasan, Modi said,"All illegal things done by Chennai Super Kings and its owners have been overlooked by BCCI. Why? Who is running the show. What has Srinivasan got om (sic) them?"

Continuing his alligations Modi expressed that any one who stands against the will of the President elect has to be in the firing line of the BCCI. Modi also added that he was glad not to be associated with the present set up any more.

Modi expressed that the teams are the life line of IPL and the actions of BCCI will only difflament its own image along with the successful tournament.

"They are hell bent on destroying something that we as Indians are proud of -- the IPL. So as to satisfy there personal agendas," Modi wrote.

"BCCI's total disregard for franchisees and there stakeholders only goes to show that BCCI has lost the ability to administer sensibly," he added.

Modi had the view that the game itself bigger than the organisation and urged the IPL to come on similar grounds and run the league ahead.

He also added that its high time to reveal all the facts and bring the concerned person into lime light how has been sheltered by the BCCI.


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