Following is the letter from BCCI President Shashank Manohar suspending IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi:
The events of the last few days have thrown up lot of sad and unfortunate developments.
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.
I have waited for the IPL 3 – 2010 to conclude in order to respond to the situation as I did not want the event to be disrupted in any manner. Immediately after the conclusion of the IPL final, the Secretary, BCCI Mr N Srinivasan has in consultation with me issued a show cause notice to Mr Lalit K Modi under Rule 32 (iv) calling upon him to show cause within 15 days why disciplinary action should not be taken against him.
Simultaneously in exercise of the powers vested in me under Rule 32 (vii), I have suspended Mr Lalit K Modi from participating in the affairs of the Board, the IPL, the Working Committee and any other Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.