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I worked for 5 years, give me 5 days: Modi tells BCCI

April 23, 2010 19:51 IST

Embattled Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi urged the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Friday to give him just five days to prepare his reply to all questions and said he is unlikely to move court against the IPL's governing council meeting on April 26.

"I have worked for you for five years... Give me just five days to prepare answers to all the questions," Modi communicated to BCCI, sources close to him said.

At the same time, they said that Modi will not go to court to challenge the governing council meeting on April 26 but is just requesting for more time.

Modi had earlier questioned the authority of BCCI secretary N Srinivasan to convene the IPL Governing Council meeting in the midst of the raging controversy over team ownerships and allegations of money laundering and betting.

He is believed to have argued that the IPL final will be played on April 25 and, hence, he would not have time to prepare for the Governing Council meeting the next day.

"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," his communication read, according to sources.

The BCCI had made it clear that it would go ahead with the meeting on Monday, saying Srinivasan is empowered to convene it.

If Modi skips the meeting, the Governing Council meeting is expected to pass a resolution to oust him as IPL commissioner and chairman.

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