Modi congratulates Dalmiya

Last Updated: Sep 29, 2010, 23:50 PM IST

New Delhi: Booted out of the Indian Cricket Board, Lalit Modi on Wednesday congratulated former BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya after the Board revoked its suspension against the veteran cricket administrator.

"Congratulations to Mr Dalmiya for finally getting BCCI to withdraw there case," tweeted Modi.

The BCCI today withdrew the fund embezzlement case against Dalmiya and also lifted a four-year-old expulsion imposed on him, clearing the decks for his return to national cricket administration.

The 70-year-old former ICC President had been a pariah in Indian cricket administration for four years after he was accused of embezzling the 1996 World Cup funds in a lawsuit filed in the Bombay High Court in 2006.