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Modi vs BCCI war nears final overs


Sanjeeb Mukherjea,CNN-IBN
Apr 25, 2010 at 06:59pm IST

New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) versus Lalit Modi war is nearing its final overs. The IPL Commissioner has dared the BCCI to sack him if needed in Monday’s Governing Council meet.

"Wait for the IPL to finish, I will reveal the men who have tried to bring disrepute to the game and how we stopped them from doing it."

An ominous-sounding tweet from the IPL boss but did that rattle the BCCI top-brass who were huddled inside the Board Headquarters in Churchgate?

Tired after a day-long session of racking their brains to put together the best way to throw out Modi from the IPL, the board mandarins didn't bother to comment on the tweets.

Among a series of twitter-threats, the one that got the Board bosses slightly wary was when Modi daring them to sack him wrote:

"I did not create this IPL just to walk away because X Y Z says what he feels like."

However, as CNN-IBN learns, the tweets led to another huddle late at night by the Board top brass to come up with a fool-proof strategy to pin down Modi.

CNN-IBN has learnt that the chargesheet to nail Modi has been drawn up.

The key charges being financial irregularities and breach of confidentiality and the agenda for Monday's Governing Council meeting has also been set.

CNN-IBN learns that the members will pass a resolution to move Modi's dismissal and board president Shashank Manohar is then expected to invoke rule 32 of the constitution and suspend him pending an inquiry.

Though Modi is still managing to string together a few voices to bat for him, that isn't likely to cut much ice with Indian cricket's apex body that is on a massive 'clean-up cricket' overdrive.

Whether Modi gradually moves away from the cricket establishment, or is ignominiously thrown out - that still remains to be seen.

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