New Delhi:In a fresh development to the ongoing battle between BCCI and deposed IPL chief Lalit Modi, the cricket body has said that it is likely to press criminal charges against suspended IPL chairman Lalit Modi in Chennai next week.
The BCCI it seems will use Modi's receipt of a $80 million facilitatation fee from WSG as one of the grounds to press charges.
Modi was suspended after IPL 3 concluded, following allegations of financial irregularities in the Twenty20 league. The BCCI has set up a disciplinary committee to probe charges of irregularities by Modi, who has so far stayed away from the hearings citing security reasons and threat to his life from the underworld.
Though letters in possession of NDTV show that Chennai Super Kings' owner and BCCI secretary N Srinivasan and suspended IPL chairman Lalit Modi could have been involved in ensuring specific players for the Chennai franchise.
The two, who are now sworn enemies it seems colluded to rig the bidding process for the 2nd IPL auction. Lalit Modi, on a request from Srinivasan, got the Rajasthan Royals to opt out of bidding for Andrew Flintoff even though captain Shane Warne was very keen on having him.
Srinivasan in turn has rubbished reports that he tried to 'fix' the IPL 2009 player auction and insisted that he won the bid "fair and square".