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BCCI denies plan to negotiate with Lalit Modi

The BCCI have denied media reports which suggested they had reached an agreement with former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi who was sacked by the Board earlier this month.

Modi, who was originally suspended in April because of financial irregularities, was formally removed from his role as commissioner during the BCCI’s AGM in Mumbai.

The 46 year old was also stripped of his position as vice-president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India and his role as commissioner of the Twenty20 Champions League.

The Board was responding to reports which suggested disciplinary panel member Arun Jaitley had met Modi's lawyer Ram Jethmalani on Wednesday night in order to work out an agreement.

A spokesman admitted the pair had meet but denied the BCCI were looking to do a deal with the former IPL commissioner.

"Mr. Arun Jaitley and Mr. Ram Jethmalani met yesterday night for some other matter not connected to BCCI," said BCCI Chief Administrative Officer Prof R S Shetty.

"The statement made by Mr. Mohd Abdi, General Counsel and Constituted Attorney of Mr. L K Modi, regarding some understanding being reached is totally false and BCCI denies the same," he added.

The decision to kick Modi out of the BCCI followed a 5 month investigation by the board after financial irregularities first came to light involving the former commissioner during the IPL tournament in April.

These irregularities included the payment of facilitation fee’s, tax evasion and money-laundering, allegations which Modi categorically denies.

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