New Delhi:When the third season of the Indian Premier League reached its end, a new saga started - the Lalit Modi vs BCCI. Once the blue-eyed boy of Indian Cricket, Modi suddenly became the 'bad boy'. We take a brief look at the series of events which took place since his suspension.
April 25: The high-flying Lalit Modi was suspended as the Chairman and Commissioner of the Indian Premier League after the final of the event because of alleged financial irregularities and rigging of bids.
April 26: Modi was charged on five counts, including irregularities in the bids of Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab and in the broadcast and Internet deals. He was replaced at the helm in the interim by Chirayu Amin, another Vice-President of the BCCI.
May 6: Second showcause notice to Modi after the English Cricket Board accused him of inciting counties to overpower their governing body and the players to revolt if not allowed to play in IPL. The showcause notice referred to Modi's March 31 meeting in Delhi with representatives of English counties such as Yorkshire, Lancashire and Warwickshire in which the suspended IPL chief allegedly talked about a parallel IPL in the England and Wales in which eight existing franchises would bid for nine counties in UK.
May 7: English counties denied the allegations that they were allegedly in talks with suspended IPL chief Lalit Modi to start a 'rebel' Twenty20 league in England.
May 8: Modi handed the BCCI all IPL documents, both original as well as notarised copies, which included all franchisee agreements, global media rights agreements, global media rights packages, all bid documents, media rights licensee agreements, eligibility letters of all bidders with details and all sponsorship agreements entered into by IPL.
May 11: Modi received four documentary 'proofs' of his alleged wrongdoings from the BCCI, which said it could not offer other evidences since those were of verbal nature. Modi's lawyer Mehmood S Abdi told reporters after receiving the documents from the BCCI headquarters that out of 10 references in the show cause notice, for which the suspended IPL chief wanted documentary proof, only four were given while the rest, it has been told, were by nature of oral communications only.
May 15: Modi responded to the first showcause notice served to him for alleged financial irregularities with a staggering 15,000-page reply, which according to his lawyers, will leave BCCI with no choice but to re-instate him in the post.
May 25: Lalit Modi asked BCCI President Shashank Manohar and Secretary N Srinivasan to stay away from the decision-making process and let an independent panel decide his fate.
May 31: Modi served a third showcause notice over grant of theatrical rights and on the issue of advertisements in between deliveries during the telecast of IPL matches in 2010.
June 1: Modi replies to second showcause notice from BCCI.
June 4: Modi dropped a bombshell, claiming Chirayu Amin, the interim chairman of the T20 league, was a part of the IPL bid that involved a company in which Sharad Pawar's family owns 16%.
June 5: A day later, BCCI President Shashank Manohar said that Modi had wanted Chirayu Amin to be a part of the consortium that bid for the Pune IPL team.
June 16: Modi replies to third showcause notice.
June 19: BCCI president Shashank Manohar recused from the three-man disciplinary committee constituted to conduct a hearing against Modi.
June 24: The IPL formally entered its post-Lalit Modi era as the franchisees discussed the nitty-gritties of the tournament with the Cricket Board officials to determine the way forward.
June 29: The BCCI cancelled all rights handed to WSG Mauritius by Lalit Modi that granted it Indian Premier League television broadcast rights.