PtG Article 20.04.2010

Pressure on Modi as government probes the Indian Premier League

Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi is likely to quit after the tournament final this weekend, following an Indian government probe into the funding of the competition.

“All aspects including sources of funding and routes through which the funds arrived would be looked into. Appropriate action as per law would be taken. No guilty or wrong-doer will be spared,” said Union finance minister Pranab Mukherjee.

According to press reports, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief Shashank Manohar will meet Sharad Pawar, head of the Nationalist Congress Party, to discuss ousting Modi with Manohar himself taking over as IPL chairman.

Modi denies any allegations of funding irregularities.