Shashank Manohar to meet Jagmohan Dalmiya to discuss IPL conundrum

 Former BCCI chief Shashank Manohar on Friday dropped in at the city to meet current president Jagmohan Dalmiya and discuss the road ahead for the board after suspension of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals by the Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha Committee.

PTI| Last Updated: Jul 18, 2015, 00:11 AM IST
Shashank Manohar to meet Jagmohan Dalmiya to discuss IPL conundrum

Kolkata: Former BCCI chief Shashank Manohar on Friday dropped in at the city to meet current president Jagmohan Dalmiya and discuss the road ahead for the board after suspension of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals by the Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha Committee.

"I have come here to discuss about IPL with the president. The verdict should be honoured," Manohar told reporters on his arrival at Kolkata airport amidst heavy downpour.
Manohar, himself an eminent lawyer, is one of the legal heads in this matter.

Manohar's visit assumes significance as he is likely to apprise the septuagenarian board chief about the possible options for BCCI.

Two options that are being deliberated include auction of players with new team bidding and secondly BCCI owning the two teams. Manohar had been a supporter of BCCI adopting the teams and he had expressed his thoughts at an earlier working committee meeting.

An IPL governing council meeting in Mumbai on Sunday will provide a clearer picture. Stung by the suspension of CSK and RR from the IPL, the BCCI's top officials are now trying to work out a contingency plan.

Stung by the suspension of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals from the IPL, the BCCI's top officials are now working out a contingency plan. The storm was triggered by the suspension of CSK and RR and their top officials Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra.

Meiyappan, a former Team Principal of India Cements Ltd (ICL)-owned franchise CSK and Kundra, co-owner of Jaipur IPL that runs Rajasthan.