Speculation grows over Lalit Modi's IPL future
Speculation is growing in the India media over Lalit Modi's future as the commissioner of the India Premier League after reports suggested the BCCI is lining up Shashank Manohar to replace Modi.
Modi's position as IPL commissioner was put in fresh doubt last week after he lost the elections of the Rajasthan Cricket Association to CP Joshi. According to a source from within the BCCI the move to replace Modi has gained momentum.
Despite the vast sums of revenue the IPL has generated for the BCCI the board are reported to be looking to install Manohar, the BCCI Chairman as the new commissioner of the Indian Premier League.
Modi has been in charge of the IPL since the league was launched and it was his will power and desire which saw the IPL uprooted and moved to South Africa last year when the India government was demanding the league be postponed because of a clash with local elections.
The move to South Africa caused tension within the BCCI and since then attempts have been made to limit the power Modi has within the IPL. The power struggle with Modi was highlighted during the summer when the BCCI terminated the contract of the IPL's event manager IMG.