Lalit Modi, the architect of the Indian Premier League has been expelled from the Board of Control for Cricket in India, as he was declared guilty of committing acts of serious misconduct and indiscipline. In fact, he has been found guilty on eight charges. Ajit Wadekar, former Indian cricketer feels that the decision taken today in BCCI's special general meeting is 'absolutely justified.'
has been a huge success ever since its inception in 2008 with huge influx of money. It has become so popular that other countries also copied the same IPL model in their respective countries. But, Ajit Wadekar feels that after the formation of IPL, Modi changed, as Wadekar said “Lalit Modi copied the concept of Indian Premier League from Indian Cricket League. After IPL started , he became rude and also disrespected cricketers.”
From the meeting that took place in Chennai
it was evident that the BCCI members wanted to ban Modi from the board, as at least two-thirds majority was required for Modi to be expelled. Unsurprisingly, the criteria was met in the meeting without much ado, which led to his expulsion. The board did not even take 30 minutes to come to their decision.
Ajit Wadekar feels that the ban has happened for the betterment of Indian cricket. He said, “I think it is better that Lalit Modi is out of Indian cricket. I am glad that he has been expelled by the BCCI.”
There were a number of charges that had been levied against the brainchild of IPL, Lalit Modi. He had been accused for rigging bids, hiding clauses from the leagues governing council etc. Actually, it was after Modi was banned as the IPL chairman and commissioner in April 2010 that a number of allegations were levied against the commissioner.
With this ban, Lalit Modi will not be allowed to participate in any cricket related activities with the BCCI. But, Modi can challange BCCI's decision in the court.