James Fiztpatrick | cricket20
A full scale civil war within the BBCI looks like being avoided after moves to oust IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi were put on hold after fears the board could be embarrassed.
Media reports earlier in the week had suggested the BBCI where ready to sack high profile Modi and replace him with BBCI chairman Shashank Manohar. Senior members of the board decided late on Tuesday that such a move could reflect badly on the BCCI.
Instead of sacking Modi the BBCI have decided to limit his power and make him report to Manohar on a daily basis to discuss the day to day running of the IPL.
According to a source from within the BCCI Modi powers will be greatly diminished.
“This has been the practice in the board for a while. When the deadlock between the BCCI and the IMG cropped up, it was neither Modi nor N Srinivasan (BCCI secretary) who was asked to re-negotiate the IPL contract.”
”The BCCI president did it. Still, IPL is a committee of the BCCI and you can't remove him (Modi) just like that" said a BCCI source. Now, he will be asked to consult the BCCI president for everything”