BCCI forced cricket world to scuttle ICL: Lalit Modi
Suspended Indian Premier League chief Lalit Modi took more potshots at BCCI today and said that the cricket body had given a mandate to scuttle the rebel Indian Cricket League.Updated: Jun 20, 2011 16:00 IST
Suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) chief Lalit Modi took more potshots at BCCI on Monday and said that the cricket body had given a mandate to scuttle the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL).
"When I was at BCCI - the mandate given then was to scuttle ICL. BCCI arm twisted every cricket board and ICC to change there (sic) constitution," Modi tweeted.
Explaining further, Modi said, "The constitution of every board was changed and ICC made ICL redundant by its act - by making it unauthorised Cricket."
"Worldwide anti competition laws were studied and finally thou against most Laws - the ICC changed there constitution to protect its members (sic)."
"I have no personal issues with ICL. I am of the personal opinion that more competition in the game is good for the game and its Players," he said.
Earlier, Lalit Modi ridiculed the BCCI for reportedly suggesting that he might be involved in the organisation of the upcoming Sri Lankan Premier League, in which Indian players have been barred from participating.
First Published: Jun 20, 2011 15:39 IST