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Modi called to Delhi, to meet Pawar soon

delhi Updated: Apr 20, 2010 20:35 IST

Former BCCI Chief Sharad Pawar has called Lalit Modi for a meeting in New Delhi amid intense speculation that the embattled IPL Commissioner may step down from his post after the event ends on April 25.

Pawar, it is learnt, is keen to meet Modi and convey to him the views of the Governing Council members who want him to voluntarily step down from the post.

It is not known when the two will meet though initially BCCI sources had suggested that the meeting could take place late tonight.

Modi, who has returned to Mumbai after attending the ICC's Executive Board meeting in Dubai on behalf of BCCI President Shashank Manohar, parried questions about his resignation.

"I will present all the facts against all the llegations. There is nothing to worry about and we will carry on," the beleaguered Modi told reporters at the Mumbai airport.

Pawar had a one-on-one meeting with BCCI Chief Manohar and senior member Arun Jaitley during the day.

Manohar's visit comes amid reports that the top brass of BCCI are planning to remove controversial Modi from the post of IPL Commissioner and Chairman. The meeting also assumes significance as Pawar is said to be close to Modi.