BCCI Expels Lalit Modi

Lalit Modi
Lalit Modi has been suspended and expelled by the BCCI
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has expelled former vice-president Lalit Modi at a special general meeting in Chennai.

"Resolved that Mr. Lalit Modi is guilty of committing acts of serious misconduct and indiscipline, and therefore, in exercise of powers as per Regulation 32 of the Memorandum and Rules and Regulations of the Board, Mr. Lalit Modi be and is hereby expelled from the BCCI," a statement released by the board read.

"He shall forfeit all his rights and privileges as Administrator. He shall not in future be entitled to hold any position or office, or be admitted in any Committee or any member or associate member of the Board."

Modi was BCCI vice-president between 2005 and 2010 as well as Chairman and Commissioner of the Indian Premier League from its launch in 2008 to 2010.

He was suspended as IPL Chairman in April 2010 and in March 2012 he was successfully sued by New Zealand international Chris Cairns following an allegation tweeted by Modi that the all-rounder had been involved in match-fixing.

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