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Zee to sue BCCI Vice-President Modi

Zee Group said it would sue Lalit Modi for using "abusive and unparliamentary language" against its sports channel CEO Himanshu Modi.

india Updated: Apr 06, 2006 22:13 IST

Zee Group, promoted by Subash Chandra, on Thursday said it would sue Cricket Board (BCCI) Vice President Lalit Modi for using "abusive and unparliamentary language" against its sports channel CEO Himanshu Modi.

"We are going to file a demation suit against Lalit Modi for Rs. 50 crore for using filthy and abusive langaugage against our Zee Sports CEO Modi", Zee Group Executive Vice President and spokesperson Ashish Kaul said tonight.

The alleged incident happened yesterday when Himanshu Modi protested against a violation by a competitor in the bidding for BCCI's global media rights for matches at neutral venues in the next five years.

Incidentally, Zee won the rights after emerging as the highest bidder quoting a figure of USD 219.15 million.

Kaul said "we are going to send legal notice immediately for use of such language against a top official of Zee Sports."