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‘Modi helped BCCI earn revenue’

Instead of losing money, the BCCI earned more moolah in awarding contract for IPL telecast rights, thanks to suspended IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi, claimed his counsel Ram Jethmalani on Monday before the Bombay High Court.

cricket Updated: Sep 13, 2010 23:52 IST
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Instead of losing money, the BCCI earned more moolah in awarding contract for IPL telecast rights, thanks to suspended IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi, claimed his counsel Ram Jethmalani on Monday before the Bombay High Court.

Modi had moved the High Court on Thursday challenging the decision of the Disciplinary Committee, appointed by the BCCI to inquire into allegations against him.

On August 11, the disciplinary committee members — IPL Commissioner Chirayu Amin and BCCI members Arun Jaitely and Jyotiraditya Scindia --- had refused to recuse themselves from the inquiry.

Modi has contended that the members were part of the BCCI General Body, which ratified the decision to have an inquiry against him.

The contract was terminated on the basis of allegations that Modi had received kickbacks in the transaction. Jethmalani claimed the BCCI had gained an additional income of $80 million because of efforts put in by Modi.

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