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BCCI gives Modi deadline extension- 11 May 2010 00:00:00

The Board of Cricket Control for India (BCCI) has given suspended Indian Premier League chief executive Lalit Modi more time to reply to allegations of corruption against him dating back to the inaugural IPL season in 2008.

Modi’s request for an extension to Monday’s deadline has been granted by the BCCI after he asked for some more documents relating to corruption charges before submitting his response to the allegations. Modi now has five more days to reply to the notice.

Modi was suspended as the IPL chief nearly two weeks ago following the BCCI’s announcement of an investigation into his role in the initial bids for the Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab team during the original 2008 IPL auctions, a broadcast deal, bid rigging of two new clubs last month and his own behaviour.
In the meantime, Modi is barred from participating in the operation of the IPL, the cricket board or any of its committees in the meantime.

Modi, who is a vice president of the BCCI, said his running of the IPL was completely transparent and denied any corruption.

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