Lalit Modi on his way out

Mumbai: Lalit Modi, founder and creator of the Indian Premier League (IPL), seems to be on his way out of the cash-rich Twenty20 extravaganza.

If sources are to be believed, the BCCI has firmly decided to oust Modi as the IPL chief commissioner.

The cricket body will ask Modi, who brought BCCI into embarrassment corner, to step down on April 26, 2010.

BCCI top officials will meet on April 23 to discuss the issue. IPL franchise owners, including Pune franchise owner Sahara Adventure Sports, have also asked to attend the meeting.

According to the sources, the franchise owners will be briefed the future plan of IPL after Modi.

If Modi does not quit, the BCCI will call a special AGM to conduct voting.

It looks like that Modi’s departure almost certain as top brass BCCI officials are against him. Those who are reportedly against Modi are BCCI president Shashank Manohar, general secretary N. Srinivasan, Niranjan Shah, Chirayu Amin, Rajiv Shukla and others.

However, the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association president Farooq Abdullah and PCA chief I.S. Bindra are reportedly supporting Modi.(Agencies)

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