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I am still IPL chairman, tweets defiant Modi

Zeecric Bureau

New Delhi: Suspended Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi, who was sacked moments after the final of IPL-3 last night, has once again hit back at the BCCI, saying that he is still the IPL chairman.

Writing on twitter, Modi said: "Thank you all for your message of support. It is really appreciated. I am still chairman of IPL, just suspended, wait - we have just begun."

Modi also hinted that he is unaffected by the entire controversy.

"Had a restful day. Been in the spa all day. Much needed rest,” he wrote.

Earlier, the Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council meet ended with board president Shashank Manohar announcing that all the allegations against suspended chief Lalit Modi would be probed into until he can convince the members of his innocence.

Shashank Manohar told reporters, “There had been a lot of allegations and counter allegations in the last few days. The board looked into the allegations and decided to issue a show cause notice against Lalit Modi. Suspension of Modi was necessary to conduct a free and fair enquiry.”

He added, “As the tournament was on, we did not want to disrupt it, so we decided to send the notice after the IPL finals. A committee comprising Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri and Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi to decide modalities for IPL 4 has been formed.”

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