Amid increasing attack on Lalit Modi, a member of the IPL Governing Council on Friday gave enough hints to its Commissioner that he should quit.
“Wisdom should prevail upon him,” said Rajiv Shukla, also BCCI vice president, when asked whether Mr. Modi should quit as IPL Commissioner.
Mr. Shukla, who briefed Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on the ongoing IPL controversy earlier in the day, asserted that the Governing Council will meet on April 26 as scheduled.
Mr. Modi’s fate hangs in balance as the Governing Council is expected to discuss the IPL controversy amid allegations that “betting and money-laundering” had taken place.
The meeting will be deliberating and analysing the details of all IPL franchisees.
However, there are reports that Mr. Modi may boycott the meeting.
Earlier, Mr. Shukla, a Congress MP, had called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh a few times earlier this week on the same issue.
As BCCI vice-president, Mr. Shukla has been involved in close-door discussions with the cricketing body’s president Shashank Manohar and vice-president Arun Jaitley on the fate of IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi and controversies surrounding ownership of various T20 teams.