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Modi in Delhi to consult lawyers?

April 28, 2010 16:11 IST

Suspended Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi arrived in New Delhi on Wednesday amid speculation that he is set to take legal action against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for ousting him for alleged financial bungling.

Modi landed in the capital and had to jostle hard to get out of the airport as waiting media persons blocked his way.

Although the exact reasons for his sudden visit to the city are not known, there is speculation that he is here to meet his lawyers.

The embattled administrator, who has been given 15 days' time by the BCCI to respond to charges of rigging bids, taking kickbacks for television and internet rights deals and behavioural problems, looked agitated as he tried to find his way to a waiting car outside the airport exit.

With journalists surrounding him, Modi merely stated, "nothing, nothing" at first before losing his cool.

"Why aren't you letting me reach my car? Why are you blocking me? Can't you be gentlemen?" he fumed before being escorted to his car by his bodyguards.

Modi has been at the centre of a raging IPL row ever since his tweets on the shareholding pattern of the new Kochi  franchise led to the resignation of Union Minister Shashi Tharoor.

Defiant through the controversy, Modi was suspended from his post after the IPL finals which prevented him from attending the April 26 Governing Council meeting in which the BCCI came out with its charge sheet against him.

Modi hasn't responded to the charges as yet and has merely tweeted that it's not over yet after BCCI president Shashank Manohar launched a scathing attack against him following the Governing Council meet on Monday.

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