The former Indian Premier League chairman and the 'brain' behind the successful Indian T20 league, Lalit Modi, was handed a life ban by the BCCI on Wednesday. In its Special General Meeting in Chennai on Wednesday, the Board discussed a report filed by its disciplinary committee and decided to impose the ban. (Lalit Modi expelled for life by BCCI, can appeal ban in court)
While the BCCI has huddled together and termed the ban as an unanimous decision, Modi stays defiant as ever. In fact, he is all set to witness Luis Suarez's return to competitive football later today. (Update: United spoil Suarez's return) Talking to NDTV, Modi was fiery and feisty, blaming the BCCI for the mess in Indian cricket while distancing himself from all the allegations. (Life ban on Modi was an unanimous decision)
NDTV: You just tweeted a while back, got to go to Manchester for a Man U vs Liverpool League Cup match. You don't seem concerned.