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BCCI set for IPL peace talks at board meeting

The BBCI will meet on Thursday to discuss a range of topics including the expansion of the IPL and the apparent rift between IPL commissioner Lalit Modi and BCCI secretary Shri N.Srinivasan.

The board will look to resolve their differences after Modi was assured that he will be able to serve out his five year tenure after being appointed in 2008.

The rift between Modi and Srinivasan first came to light during the recent IPL franchise meetings in Bangkok where the pair clashed on a number of Modi's key plans for the future of the IPL.

Discussed during the meetings was the planed player auction before IPL 4.0 in 2011 when all of the contracted players signed during the first auction will become free agents again.

Srinivasan, as owner of the Chennai Super Kings apposed these plans having built the Superkings brand around Indian captain MS Dhoni who they brought for $1.5million in 2008.

Other franchise owners were also concerned about losing their star players in a second auction having spent large fees during the first player auction in 2008.

The expansion of the league was also discussed in Bangkok with 7 out of the 8 franchises agreeing to expand the league by 2 teams in 2011. Srinivasan, again was apposed these plans and as owner of the Superkings he voted against the expansion.

source - cricket20.com
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