Live updates: IPL controversy

Live updates: IPL controversy
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First Published: Mon, Apr 26 2010. 10 07 PM IST

Chennai Super Kings players celebrate with the winning trophy after beating Mumbai Indians in the final of the IPL3 match in Navi Mumbai. PTI Photo
Chennai Super Kings players celebrate with the winning trophy after beating Mumbai Indians in the final of the IPL3 match in Navi Mumbai. PTI Photo
Updated: Mon, Apr 26 2010. 10 07 PM IST
IT issues notices to four IPL franchises—Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians seeking ownership details and details of accounts. (PTI)
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I am still chairman of IPL — just suspended, Modi tweets (PTI)
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Chirayu Amin is IPL interim chairman
Suspension of Modi was necessary to conduct a free and fair probe, says Shashank Manohar
If Modi’s reply convinces the Board, the proceedings against him will be dropped: Manohar
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The crucial IPL governing council meeting began, barely hours after the BCCI suspended Lalit Modi as the chairman and commissioner of the high-profile Twenty20 event.
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BCCI president Shashank Manohar, vice-President Arun Jaitley, secretary N Srinivasan, media and finance committee chairman Rajiv Shukla and IPL vice-chairman Niranjan Shah were among the members of the council present at the Board headquarters in Mumbai. (PTI)
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Chennai Super Kings players celebrate with the winning trophy after beating Mumbai Indians in the final of the IPL3 match in Navi Mumbai. PTI Photo
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Chennai Super Kings were crowned IPL III champions after thumping Mumbai Indians by 22 runs in a thrilling summit clash.
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IPL chief Lalit Modi has been suspended, officials said on Monday, after graft accusations in cricket’s richest event ensnared top politicians and Bollywood stars and strained the ruling coalition. (Reuters)
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A view of the D Y Patil Stadium hosting the IPL T20 final match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, in Navi Mumbai on Sunday. PTI Photo
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All decisions of IPL taken by the governing council and approved by the general body: Lalit Modi
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IPL is clean and transparent and the last few days we have seen a lot of innuendoes, half truths and motivated leaks about the league: Modi
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“I have crossed bigger hurdles in my life, this will pass too. I have done nothing wrong. You are scared only if you have done something wrong. I have nothing to hide,” Modi said.
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A dancer performs during the IPL T20 final match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings at D Y Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. PTI Photo
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Owners of Rajasthan Royals including IPL commissioner Lalit Modi’s kin Suresh Chellaram and actress Shilpa Shetty have allegedly flouted foreign exchange norms using the Mauritius route, I-T sources said. (PTI)
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The Income-Tax department probing the murky IPL deals is trying to ascertain whether anyone in IPL benefited from the 10% paid to event management company International Marketing Group (IMG). (PTI)
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IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi has circulated the agenda for governing council meeting, asking the members to give their complaints against him in writing and with supporting documents. (PTI)
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IPL chief Lalit Modi has said he would attend a meeting of the cricket tournament’s governing council at which he faces the sack over corruption allegations.
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International Management Group, the company marketing the IPL, said it has cooperated fully with the tax authorities and will continue to do so in every appropriate way.
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Inquiry ordered by finance minister Pranab Mukherjee into all aspects of IPL issue is welcome, says Sharad Pawar.
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NCP, Praful Patel not connected with IPL controversy, says Pawar.
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Pushed to the wall but still defiant, an embattled IPL commissioner Lalit Modi refused to resign from his post and dared the BCCI to sack him in Monday’s governing council meeting.
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Lalit Modi Tweets: People pressurising me to resign. It will not happen. Let them remove me.
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Shah Rukh Khan Tweets: IPL controversy: fast, furious & too much noise …
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BCCI sources: Lalit Modi has agreed to step down as IPL commissioner, reports CNBCTV18
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According to The Telegraph report, Union minister Sharad Pawar has asked Lalit Modi, the IPL chairman and commissioner, who has become increasingly isolated, to step down.
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The BCCI top brass on Saturday held a series of meetings to draw up a strategy for Monday’s crucial governing council meeting amid intense speculation that beleaguered IPL commissioner Lalit Modi is being persuaded to step down voluntarily from the high-flying post.(PTI)
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Sources: BCCI won’t entertain Lalit Modi’s request to postpone meeting. 26 April meeting to go on as per schedule, reports NDTV 24X7
Informal meeting of top BCCI brass currently on in Mumbai.
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Beleaguered IPL chairman Lalit Modi made an emotional speech at the Twenty20 Leagues’ inaugural awards function in which he thanked BCCI, among others, for making his seven-year-old dream come true.
(L to R) Kings XI Punjab co-owner Preity Zinta, Shamita Shetty and Mugdha Godse for the IPL Awards Night in Mumbai on Friday. Shashank Parade / PTI photo
Sources, who attended the function last night in which media was kept out, quoted Modi as saying, “It’s been a seven-year-old dream. There have been many people I have to thank for making this dream come alive. I thank the BCCI, the franchises, the players, the sponsors and most of all the millions of fans helping create the most successful cricket league in the world, for making the IPL what it is today.”(PTI)
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Shah Rukh Khan made a delayed entry, Shane Warne decided to leave for Melbourne, Sachin Tendulkar prepared for his 37th birthday party on Saturday while Mahendra Singh Dhoni hung around with friends in Mumbai.
But Rahul Dravid made up for their absence at the IPL awards night by draping a sari around a model on stage and Adam Gilchrist and Yuvraj Singh joined a belly dancer in an attempt to copy her moves, reports The Telegraph.
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Royal Challenger Bangalore owner Vijay Mallya threw his weight behind beleaguered Lalit Modi and said the IPL commissioner should be given a chance to defend himself in the wake of the raging controversy.
“Lalit Modi is a friend of mine and I met him at the awards function last night. But we did not discuss the current controversy. I think Modi must be given some opportunity at some point of time to explain himself,” Mallya told reporters after meeting former BCCI president Sharad Pawar. (PTI)
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Responding to the Income Tax department’s summons, the BCCI has furnished before it complete details, including share holding pattern, player auction and bidding process of all eight original IPL franchisees. (PTI)
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(L to R) Delhi Daredevils’ Virendra Sehwag, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Sourav Ganguly, Kings XI Punjab’s Yuvraj Singh and Mumbai Indians’ Harbhajan Singh for the IPL Awards Night in Mumbai on Friday. Shashank Parade / PTI photo
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Modi is not going to Courts to challenge the governing council meeting on 26 April and is requesting for more time. (PTI)
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Govt probing ‘benami’ holdings in IPL teams.Sources on Modi’s modus operandi: 60% owners and 40% benami holdings. Of benami holdings, 20% back to Modi. Modus operandi attempted with Videocon and Adanni Bids. 20% benami holdings given to proxies, businessmen and politicians. 40% traced back to Maruitius Cayman Island, British Virgin Islands. (NDTV 24X7)
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I-T report, submitted to finance ministry, lists preliminary areas of investigation against Modi. 3 IPL teams in which ’Modi has interested’ under I-T scnaner. Businessman Samir Thukral being probed for ties with Lali Modi. According to the report, he may be the betting front for Modi. Also, reports that some matches were fixed in IPL2. It quotes a complaint by Sir Paul Condon against match-fixing. (NDTV 24X7)
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MSM, the company which holds the telecast rights for the IPL, has said all deals related to the tournament have been conducted in an ‘open and transparent manner’ complying with applicable laws. (PTI)
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Maharashtra government lost Rs4.99 crore by not levying tax on IPL, says CAG report tabled in the state legislature (PTI)
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Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day following uproar over demand for JPC probe into IPL scam.
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Govt sources on IPL: No question of JPC, reports NDTV 24x7
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Govt sources: The perception that we are after our allies is not true (NDTV 24x7)
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BCCI vice president Rajiv Shukla has briefed union finance minister Pranab Mukherjee on the ongoing IPL controversy. Shukla, a Congress MP, met Mukherjee in his Parliament office to discuss the IPL issue and briefed him on the latest developments. (PTI)
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Wading into the ongoing IPL controversy, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray has accused Union minister and former BCCI chief Sharad Pawar for the mess in the Twenty20 league.(PTI)
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A decision on setting up of a joint parliamentary committee to go into the IPL will be taken after due diligence, says Union finance minister Pranab Mukherjee while responding to opposition in the Lok sabha (PTI)
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JD (U) : IPL is run by people with double standard.
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Indian Premier League chief Lalit Modi smokes a cigarette inside his car on his way to meet Mukesh Ambani, a top industrialist and owner of the IPL team Mumbai Indians, in Mumbai on Thursday. AP Photo
Pranab Mukherjee: Have instructed concerned department to investigate.
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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has not asked home minister P Chidambaram to head the Indian Premier League probe, a PMO spokesman said on Friday. (PTI)
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BCCI officials likely to boycott IPL function tonight.
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United Opposition demands joint parliamentary probe into IPL.
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Left parties: Govt slept while murky deals were going on.
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Sunanda Pushkar, whose links with Shashi Tharoor and IPL Kochi triggered a big controversy, admitted she has helped the franchise to raise a lot of money but denied acting as his proxy in getting sweat equity worth Rs70 crore. (PTI)
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Sachin Tendulkar feels the hurdles confronting Indian cricket will be overcome and that the sport is strong enough to see through the rough patch. (PTI)
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Questioning the tax exemptions given to BCCI, Union sports minister M S Gill has said the sports body cannot be the regulator as also owner of the Indian team as there is a conflict of interest.(PTI)
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The war in the cricket board intensified with Lalit Modi planning to move court against the Governing Council meeting that may oust him from the post of IPL Commissioner as BCCI accused him of hiding details of stakeholding by his relatives in franchises. (PTI)
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Cricket Association of Bengal president Jagmohan Dalmiya has said the state body received Rs2 crore from the KKR for hosting IPL matches at the Eden Gardens but he did not know from where the money came.(PTI)
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Former cricketer and IPL governing council member, Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi today said Lalit Modi may be ousted from his post if he keeps away from the Monday meeting.
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