Former IPL chief handed ban
Former IPL chief Lalit Modi has been given a lifetime ban by the Indian cricket board after being found guilty of "misconduct and indiscipline" in running the cash-rich tournament.
The BCCI reacted after a disciplinary committee report concluded that he was responsible for irregularities in various financial and administrative matters of the IPL, including rigged bids during the franchise auction in 2010, bullying franchises and selling media and internet rights without proper authorization.
A BCCI statement read: "Lalit Modi is guilty of committing acts of serious misconduct and indiscipline ... Mr. Lalit Modi is hereby expelled from the BCCI. He shall forfeit all his rights and privileges as administrator.
"He shall not in future be entitled to hold any position or office, or be admitted in any committee or any member or associate member of the board."
Modi, who is based in London, was instrumental in putting together the cash-rich IPL in 2008, but was removed from the posts of BCCI vice president and IPL commissioner three years ago. He has denied all allegations.