The crucial IPL Governing Council meeting began in Mumbai [ Images ] on Monday, barely hours after the BCCI suspended Lalit Modi [ Images ] as the chairman and commissioner of the high-profile Twenty20 [ Images ] event.
BCCI president Shashank Manohar [ Images ], vice-president Arun Jaitley [ Images ], secretary N Srinivasan, media and finance committee chairman Rajiv Shukla and IPL vice-chairman Niranjan Shah were among the members of the council present at the Board headquarters.
Modi was to chair the meeting before he was suspended and issued a show cause notice for alleged financial irregularities on late Sunday night. Modi has been asked to explain within 15 days why disciplinary action should not be taken against him for what the BCCI described as 'individual misdemeanors'.
"While we rejoice and celebrate the great success of IPL Season 3, the alleged acts of individual misdemeanors of Mr Lalit K Modi, chairman IPL and vice-president BCCI have brought a bad name to the administration of cricket and the game itself," Manohar said in a press release, which announced Modi's suspension from the Board, IPL, the Working Committee and any other committee.
Due to this, Modi cannot participate in Monday's meeting that will go into the alleged financial wrong-doings in the IPL and how to set right things.
The IPL Governing Council also includes Punjab [ Images ] Cricket Association chief I S Bindra, BCCI treasurer M P Pandove, vice-President Chirayu Amin [ Images ], joint secretary Sanjay Jagdale, J&K Cricket Association chief Farooq Abdullah [ Images ] and former India [ Images ] captains Ravi Shastri, Sunil Gavaskar [ Images ] and Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi.