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BCCI meets over Lalit Modi issue

Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is holding a meeting here to discuss the controversy surrounding Lalit Modi, the Chairman of governing council of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

BCCI President Shashank Manohar is presiding over the meeting, as it is believed a strategy is being worked out to investigate the ongoing IPL imbroglio.

A three-member BCCI committee, headed by Manohar, is to submit a report on the IPL issue to the board.

The BCCI will hold the IPL Governing Council’s meeting on April 26, where it is likely that the BCCI may ask Modi to step down, a private news channel has reported.

As of now, Modi’s tenure as IPL Commissioner is to last till 2012.

The April 26 meet will discuss allegations against Modi and all other issues related to the Kochi IPL franchise bid. The BCCI working committee meeting would be preceded by a meeting of the IPL’s governing council on April 25.

“All the allegations (against Modi) and other issues would be discussed in the governing council. The date would be announced soon,” Rajeev Shukla, BCCI’s Vice President stated in New Delhi.

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