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IPL governing council members: Did they know nothing?

The Economic Times: 23 Apr 2010, 0000 hrs IST:

The IPL’s governing council has 13 members apart from commissioner and chairman Lalit Modi. Almost all of them have now ganged up against Modi for his alleged wrongdoings. Why were they silent for so long?

They say the irregularities were unknown to them. So what exactly had they been doing in the governing council?

So, to remind ourselves who is the Governing Council, here are the big names.

MR NIRANJAN SHAH, Vice Chairman, IPL
MR SHASHANK MANOHAR, President, BCCI
MR CHIRAYU AMIN, Vice-President, BCCI
MR ARUN JAITLEY, Vice-President, BCCI & President, Delhi & District C A
MR N SRINIVASAN, Secretary, BCCI
MR SANJAY JAGDALE, Joint-Secretary, BCCI
MR MP PANDOVE, Honorary Treasurer, BCCI
MR RAJEEV SHUKLA, Chairman, Media & Finance Committee BCCI
MR FAROOQ ABDULLAH, President, J&K CA

MR MANSOOR ALI KHAN PATAUDI – Former India Captain
MR SUNIL GAVASKAR – Former India Captain
MR RAVI SHASTRI – Former India Captain

Note, not all are politicians.
And this is what one of them had to say …

Governing council a failure: Pataudi

cricbuzz: Mumbai, Fri, Apr 23 2010

Pataudi on NDTV

“The IPL governing council should have been aware, they felt things were okay,” he said. “It has been a failure … we should have been aware of what was happening. The fact that we didn’t question anything is because we were carried away with how well everything was going.”

Asked why he did not do anything about it, Pataudi said: “I saw the crowds, the IPL was very popular … the dirt that has been attached to it is sad… but as long as the product was good, I was happy.

That is so lame an excuse. Of course he knew, so did everyone in the Governing Council and BCCI.

As always, turn a blind eye as long as the money was good
(no pun intended).


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