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Modi asks 'Band of Thieves' to step aside and let franchises control league

india Updated: May 27, 2013 11:10 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

Seems like N Srinivasan’s successful gambit to continue as BCCI president hasn’t gone down well with former T20 league chief, Lalit Modi, who launched a series of explosive tweets during the CSK-MI final on Sunday night.

Modi did not spare current T20 league chief Rajiv Shukla or BCCI vice-president Arun Jaitely either.

“Now Shukla, Jaitley trying to play musical chair - Axis of Evil. Having sheepish looks on their face. But they are orignal back stabbers,” ran of Modi’s tweets, soon after BCCi’s top bosses put forwarded a united front in Kolkata.

Here are some of the tweets that followed:

“The BCCI committee has become a rubber stamp of Srini. Them continue to supporting him shows how Srini rules.”

“Few good assoc but majority running state assoc have their hands in their pocket - thus total support to Srini. Time will show I am right.”

“Ironical a real owner enters ground with family in Mumbai – SRK – he is banned for 5 years from wankhede. But CSK owner – now told an enthusiast can be bidding for players, in dougout, in team, dressing room, lifts trophy – bets, hangs with fixers gets away scot free. Yeh hai state of BCCI and ICC. GOD ONLY CAN SAVE CRICKET NOW. FIXING ALL AROUND.”

When asked if he was following the match, he tweeted: “What match. Fixers team. Not for me.”

“Senior members including BCCI secretary refer to Srinivasan as sir. This is how we run cricket. Want Sanjay Jagdale to refute this if he has guts.”

Modi wants owners to take over the T20 league. “Owners should takeover and run and protect IPL. Band of thieves – the total support team – fearing their future if this were to happen. So band of crooks will band together. Sad what a great institution has been reduced to.”