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SBD Global/September 3, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies

Board Of Control For Cricket In India Likely To Impose Lifetime Ban On Lalit Modi

The Board of Control for Cricket in India "in all likelihood will impose a life ban" on former Indian Premier League Commissioner and VP Lalit Modi at a special general meeting to be convened in Chennai on Sept. 25, according to the PTI. A senior BCCI official on Monday "informed that the contents of the exhaustive report filed by disciplinary committee comprising of Jyotiraditya Scindia and Arun Jaitley was discussed at the Working Committee meeting in Kolkata on Sunday." To impose a life ban on Modi, the BCCI will need a two-third majority at the special general meeting, "which means a minimum of 21 members will have to vote in favour of the ban." Modi was the IPL chairman-cum-commissioner during the first three editions but was suspended immediately after the closing ceremony in '10 "on charges of financial irregularities in running of the league as well as improper practices during auction of two new teams before the third edition" (PTI, 9/2).

BACK IN ACTION: The PTI also reported N. Srinivasan was given the go ahead to perform the BCCI's "constitutional and statutory functions" by the Working Committee, which also invited him to attend the Board's annual general meeting on Sept. 29 in Chennai. Srinivasan, who was forced to step aside in the wake of the IPL spot-fixing scandal in which his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan was implicated, "attended the working committee meeting in Kolkata on Sunday" (PTI, 9/1).
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