Former IPL commissioner and BCCI vice president Lalit Modi has been expelled from the BCCI after the disciplinary committee’s report was discussed at the Special General Meeting here on Wednesday.
The report on Modi was prepared by BCCI Vice President Arun Jaitley, former IPL Chairman Chirayu Amin and the IPL's finance committee chairman Jyotiraditya Scindia.
The committee had detailed the alleged irregularities that Modi committed from the time the IPL's governing council approved the draft of the Invitiation to Tender (ITT) in December 2009 -- for adding two more teams to the league -- to Modi's eventual suspension in April 2010.
In fact, it was the introduction of the Kochi franchise that spelt Modi's doom. The case of Kochi constitutes three of the eleven charges pressed against Modi, including rigging bids, arm-twisting franchises and bringing the BCCI into disrepute through his comments on Twitter.
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“Resolved that Mr. Lalit Modi is guilty of committing acts of serious misconduct and indiscipline, and therefore, in exercise of powers as per Regulation 32 of the Memorandum and Rules and Regulations of the Board, Mr. Lalit Modi be and is hereby expelled from the BCCI. He shall forfeit all his rights and privileges as Administrator. He shall not in future be entitled to hold any position or office, or be admitted in any Committee or any member or associate member of the Board", BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel said in a release.
"I was already gone since I had been suspended for three years, so I expected the ban," Modi told the Times Now news channel from London. "But I am going to fight them and the ban gives me more resolve to go after them."
Modi currently holds no post in the BCCI, having already been removed as IPL chairman and BCCI vice-president after the end of the third edition of the tournament in 2010.
"Indian cricket needs cleansing and as far as I am concerned I am going to go after them. Till now they were colleagues. Time has now come to take everything out of the box and put it in (the) public domain," he continued.
"I am coming after them. Wait and watch. I have not been sitting here (in London) idle."
The Supreme Court too had dismissed his plea for a stay on the Special General Meeting (SGM) in Chennai. The court said it could not be expected to interfere into the internal functioning of the society, which the BCCI is.
Modi had contended that a special general meeting could only be called on the directions of the president and the apex cricketing body has no elected functional president at present.
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Ban on me as predicted. Like I said not perturbed about it. Rather happy not to be sitting on same table as facilitators of march fixing— Lalit Kumar Modi (@LalitKModi) September 25, 2013
Only Time will show I am right. I have no reason to be remorse about this as I got to live and create my dream. Ban not going to stop me— Lalit Kumar Modi (@LalitKModi) September 25, 2013