Chirayu Amin takes over as IPL interim commissioner

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Chirayu Amin takes over as IPL interim commissioner

Baroda Cricket Association chief Chirayu Amin is the Indian Premier League’s new commissioner.

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Published: Mon 26 Apr 2010, 12:42 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 2:14 AM

The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Monday said Amin, who is also one of its vice-presidents and a governing council member of the Twenty20 league, will be the IPL’s interim commissioner.

BCCI president Shashank Manohar said Lalit Modi’s suspension is vital for a free and fair inquiry. He went on to add that proceedings against Modi will be dropped if he provides a convincing reply to the show cause notice issue to him

The IPL Governing Council, headed by Manohar, vice-president Arun Jaitley, secretary N Srinivasan, media and finance committee chairman Rajiv Shukla and IPL vice-chairman Niranjan Shah met on Monday morning to decide Modi’s fate.

Speaking after the meeting, Manohar said, “IPL is a great property and is being loved by one and all. However, in the last 15 days, there was lot of allegations and counter allegations were made through media, and, as a result, the Board has decided to look into the allegations.

BCCI president Shashank Manohar suspended Modi, who has 15 days to reply to all the charges levelled against him.

Thirteen members of the Governing Council, sans Modi, under the chairmanship of Manohar were present at the meeting at the Cricket Centre in Wankhede Stadium.

The other members of the Governing Council are Punjab Cricket Association chief Inderjit Singh Bindra, BCCI treasurer M.P. Pandove, vice presidents Chirayu Amin, Rajeev Shukla, Arjun Jaitley, board secretary N. Srinivasan, joint secretary Sanjay Jagdale, Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association chief Farooq Abdullah, IPL vice-chairman Niranjan Shah and former India captains Ravi Shastri, Gavaskar and Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi.

Modi has said that the IPL is 'clean and transparent'.

'In the last few days, we have had a lot of innuendoes, and half truths and motivated leaks (about IPL). I want to tell you that all decisions have been taken by the Governing Council and approved by the General Body. I reassure you that if there is any flouting of rules and any irregularities I shall take full responsibility,' Modi had said in a speech at the end of the final match.

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