Lalit Modi, the former chairman of the Indian Premier League (IPL), has been banned for life from holding any position in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), thanks to a decision taken at the organisation’s special general meeting on Wednesday.
The BCCI announced: “Modi is guilty of committing acts of serious misconduct and indiscipline and, therefore, in exercise of powers as per Regulation 32 of the Memorandum and Rules and Regulations of the Board, Modi is hereby expelled from the BCCI. He shall forfeit all his rights and privileges as Administrator. He shall not in future be entitled to hold any position or office, or be admitted in any Committee or any member or associate member of the Board.”
Modi was the IPL Chairman-cum-Commissioner during the first three editions of the tournament. He was suspended immediately after the IPL closing ceremony in 2010 on charges of financial irregularities in running the league as well as improper practices during the auction of two new teams before the third edition.