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Modi cries foul, says Royals, KingsXI termination illegal
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New Delhi, October 10, 2010
First Published: 21:10 IST(10/10/2010)
Last Updated: 21:59 IST(10/10/2010)

Former IPL chairman Lalit Modi on Sunday hit out against the BCCI's decision to axe Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab from the Indian Premier League and said it was "illegal" as the Board had chosen a 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 in his favourite medium, Twitter.

"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 in the micro-blogging website.

Pointing fingers at the Board's 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 a part of the current set up.

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

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

"BCCI's total disregard for franchisees and there 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 there own.

He also said it's time to reveal all facts as to how the BCCI has sheltered the men at the helm of affairs.Listen to podcast 


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