Modi draws flak from Rajasthan Govt

Updated: 19 March 2009 13:53 IST

Rajasthan Government lambasted IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi for dropping Jaipur as a venue in the revised schedule of the Twenty20 tournament.

Jaipur:

Rajasthan Government on Thursday lambasted Indian Premier League Commissioner Lalit Modi for dropping Jaipur as a venue in the revised schedule of the Twenty20 tournament and said the people of the state will never forgive him for this.

Shanti Dhariwal, the state's Home Minister, blamed Modi for acting against the state because he recently lost the election in the Rajasthan Cricket Association.

"Modi has pulled IPL out of Jaipur. We wanted only two out of six dates rescheduled," Dhariwal said.

"He never negotiated with us, never discussed with us. In election one party wins and the other loses like in matches but that doesn't mean you leave the state and walk away with matches. The people of Rajasthan will never forgive him for this," he fumed.

The IPL organisers have dropped Jaipur alongwith Delhi and Visakhapatnam as a venue in the revised schedule submitted to the Home Ministry which is yet to give the green signal to the high-profile event.

IPL Chief Executive Officer Sundar Raman dismissed any ulterior motive on the part of IPL to drop Jaipur and said it was a very complicated procedure.

Topics : Cricket Rajasthan Royals
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