The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)”s informal meeting here on Saturday reportedly decided that a final decision on Lalit Modi”s continuance as Indian Premier League (IPL) Commissioner would be decided at the IPL Governing Council meeting on April 26.
BCCI President Shashank Manohar, Secretary N Srinivasan, CAO Ratnakar Shetty and Vice-Chairman IPL Niranjan Shah were present at the informal meeting held today at BCCI”s headquarters.
Earlier on Saturday morning, the BCCI rejected Modi”s plea to defer the Governing Council meeting by five days, saying it will go ahead as per schedule.
The BCCI has already informed Modi that it would not change the date of the meeting as allegations of financial irregularities and the entire controversies related to IPL were far too serious to differ the meeting any further.
According to sources, the BCCI would go ahead with the scheduled meeting even if Modi decides to skip it.
On Friday, Modi had sought five days time to prepare himself for the Governing Council meeting, which is expected to take a hardstand and even press for his removal.
“I need to prepare the documents to support my replies to all the questions. I have worked for you (BCCI) for five long years without taking any money, consider giving me just five days for the documents,” Modi had said.
The ”Anti-Modi” mood within the BCCI is quite clear with the entire top brass and most of the Governing Council member boycotting the award function in Mumbai last night.
Meanwhile, reportedly, the BCCI officials are also planning to skip the IPL final on Sunday. (ANI)