IPL Governing Council meets to discuss Modi's role in bidding

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Mumbai, Apr 26 (ANI): The Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council meeting has started at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) headquarters this morning to find out the irregularities with regard to the bidding and the role of Lalit Modi in the entire episode.

BCCI President Shashank Manohar, Secretary N Srinivasan, CAO Ratnakar Shetty and Vice-Chairman IPL Niranjan Shah, I S Bindra, former cricketers Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri are attending the meeting that began at around 10 a.m.

The BCCI has barred Modi from attending the IPL Governing Council meet scheduled today and a 22-point charge sheet has been filed against him.

In the notice, Manohar alleged that Modi's misdemeanors have brought a bad name to the administration of Cricket and the game itself.

The notice also gives Modi 15 days to reply, but suspends him simultaneously from participating in the affairs of the Board, the IPL, the Working Committee and any other BCCI affairs.

The BCCI earlier on Sunday suspended Modi from the post of IPL Commissioner.

After being suspended, Modi said he would reveal all in IPL controversy, adding that the Governing Council and the BCCI were aware of all IPL dealings.

Despite his suspension, there are reports that the IPL franchisees have stood by Modi and asked the BCCI that he should be given a chance to explain his stance.

Modi had earlier indicated he would attend and chair the crucial IPL Governing Council meeting called to decide his fate.

"I will attend and chair the meeting of the Governing Council as chairman and commissioner. I have issued the agenda to the Governing Council," Modi tweeted. (ANI)

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