New Delhi: A senior Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) official on Saturday, rubbished former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi's claims that Board president N Srinivasan was trying to gift the Hyderabad franchise to his friends, saying the whole process of Sun TV winning the bid was done in a transparent manner.
"The whole process of deciding on the franchise was very clear and transparent. Tender documents were made available and the bidding process was also very proper and there was no scope of any ambiguity," the official told PTI.
Sun TV bought the Deccan Chargers team on Thursday for Rs 85.05 crore per year, prompting Modi to write on twitter that he had "predicted" it would happen this way and that BCCI was trying to "gift" the team to Srinivasan's "pals."
Asked what would be the fate of the Deccan Chargers players, the official informed that most of them will be retained by the Sun TV franchise, while the rest will go under the hammer in the open bidding next year.