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Apr 24, 2010 at 04:41pm IST

Ravi Shastri may replace Modi as IPL chief

New Delhi: Former India captain and cricket commentator Ravi Shastri has emerged as the surprise front runner to take over as the next commissioner of the Indian Premier League.

Sources have told CNN-IBN that Shastri's name is doing the rounds as the next IPL commissioner for the last two days.

Other media reports also claim that about 60 per cent of the BCCI top brass, including Board president Shashank Manohar is in favour of appointing Shastri, who is currently a member of the IPL Governing Council.

The former Indian cricket team captain is currently a member of the IPL Governing Council.

Two other former India captains Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi and Sunil Gavaskar are also on the governing council. Tiger Pataudi earlier this week told CNN-IBN that there was a need to probe the money that was flowing in to the League.

The voice and vote of these three captains will also be quite important at the IPL Governing Council meeting on Monday.