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Lalit Modi says Royals, Kings XI axing illegal

October 10, 2010 20:13 IST

Former Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi lashed out at the Board of Control for Cricket in India's decision to axe Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab from T20 tournament, saying it is "illegal", as the Board has chosen the path of vengeance.

"The status of all teams is the same. They were all approved. There is no ambiguity as far as that is concerned. The action it totally illegal," Modi wrote on Twitter, his favourite medium to express his views.

"Instead of concentrating on building IPL and BCCI, they have chosen a path of vengeance and in that they will only hurt the game," he wrote on the micro-blogging website.

Pointing fingers at BCCI secretary N Srinivasan, Modi said: "All illegal things done by Chennai Super Kings and its owners have been overlooked by BCCI. Why? Who is running the show. What has Srinivasan got om (sic) them?"

He further alleged that anyone who objects to the president-elect has to face the wrath of the BCCI, adding that he is glad not to be part of the current set-up.

Modi said the teams make the IPL and the BCCI's action will harm its own image and that of a successful tournament.

"They are hell bent on destroying something that we as Indians are proud of -- the IPL. So as to satisfy there [their] personal agendas," Modi wrote.

"BCCI's total disregard for franchisees and there [their] stakeholders only goes to show that BCCI has lost the ability to administer sensibly," he added.

Modi wrote the game is bigger than the organisation and the IPL owners should get together and run the league on their own.

H also said it's time to reveal all facts as to ow the BCCI has sheltered the men at the helm of affairs.