Modi implicated in IPL bid-rigging

BCCI slaps Modi with several charges, life-ban likely.

BANGALORE: Former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi has been found guilty of rigging bids for two franchises by a BCCI disciplinary committee, and is likely to be banned for life from holding any administrative post in the all-powerful cricket body.

According to the 500-page report filed by the committee, Modi has been implicated in several related charges, including misappropriation of funds and financial irregularities, trying to form a rebel league against the IPL, attempting to cause a rift between the cricket boards of England and India, and fixing the theatrical rights of IPL.

The BCCI is likely to ban the tainted administrator for life at a Special General Meeting, to be held in Chennai on September 25. The SGM will act upon the report filed by a special disciplinary committee constituted to look into various charges related to financial irregularity against Modi.

The committee, comprising BCCI vice-president Arun Jaitley, former IPL chairman Chirayu Amin and BCCI's finance committee chairman Jyotiraditya Scindia, had filed a 500-page report in July after investigating charges against Modi, who was suspended minutes after the conclusion of the IPL 2010 final.

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