Suspended IPL boss Modi to sue ECB chief Giles Clarke

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London, June 17 (ANI): Suspended Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi has said that he will sue England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Giles Clarke for libel.

In an e-mail, Clarke had accused Modi of indulging in activities which were "detrimental to Indian cricket, English cricket and world cricket at large."

Clarke also alleged Modi was plotting to form a rebel Twenty20 competition in England and had held talks with some counties.

When contacted by the BBC the ECB declined to comment.

A statement issued on Modi's behalf on Wednesday read: "Lalit Modi has issued proceedings for libel today in the High Court in London against Giles Clarke, the chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board.

"Mr Modi complains of defamatory allegations made in an e-mail sent by Mr Clarke on 2 May 2010 to Shashank Manohar, the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India and others."

"Mr Modi utterly refutes Giles Clarke's claims and has made this clear in detailed submissions made to the BCCI on 31 May 2010." (ANI)

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