Sydney, Oct 21: Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Warne said that his team and Kings XI Punjab have been targeted for their close links to former IPL chief Lalit Modi.
“I find staggering that the IPL has decided to throw 2 teams out Why?? Is it because the franchises have done something wrong or is there something sinister behind it? Is there an ulterior motive?" Fox Sports quoted Warne, as having written on his blog.
“To me the IPL must be transparent, open, honest, and, above all, fair to all teams! They need to treat them equally; no teacher"s pets!" he added.
Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab was thrown out of IPL over ownership issues. The decision was taken in an IPL Governing Council meeting held in Mumbai earlier this month.