BCCI bigwigs skip Indian Premier League final

Embroiled in a raging row with IPL chairman and commissioner Lalit Modi, top BCCI functionariesskipped the IPL's summit clash in Mumbai on Sunday.

updated: April 26, 2010 15:31 IST
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Embroiled in a raging row with IPL chairman and commissioner Lalit Modi, top BCCI functionaries, including president Shashank Manohar and secretary N Srinivasan skipped the Indian Premier League's summit clash at the DY Patil Stadium here on Sunday.

After being closeted in the Board's Headquarters at the Wankhede Stadium premises for close to eight hours ahead of Monday's IPL Governing Council meeting at the same venue, Manohar and Srinivasan departed along with IPL vice-chairman Niranjan Shah.

The trio had skipped the semi-finals of the IPL too held on April 21 and 22.

All three are expected to grill Modi at Monday's meet which is anticipated to be a heated one in the aftermath of the alleged financial irregularities committed in the running of the hugely popular Twenty20 event by Modi.

Incidentally Srinivasan is also the MD and vice-chairman of India Cements that owns one of the finalists - Chennai Super Kings - who clashed for the title with Mumbai Indians.

Two other Council members Chirayu Amin and Arun Jaitley also attended the meeting at the Board's office.

Two other Council members Inderjit Singh Bindra, a Modi backer and former BCCI chief who is now in an advisor to the International Cricket Council, and the BCCI's Finance and Media Committee head Rajiv Shukla, who was earlier at the Board office, were seen later watching the match.