ED questions BCCI chief over IPL's 2nd edition
Posted on: 02:16 PM IST Aug 10, 2011
New Delhi: Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) President Shashank Manohar appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday in connection with the irregularities in the second edition of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament.
The ED is investigating to evaluate the powers handed to then IPL chairman Lalit Modi. The second edition of the IPL in 2009 was shifted to South Africa as it coincided with the Lok Sabha elections.
Since there were concerns regarding security, the venue was shifted to South Africa. The tournament was played from April 18 to May 24, 2009.
Earlier, the ED had summoned some other members of the IPL Governing Council including former India all-rounder and television commentator Ravi Shastri for answering certain questions related to the Twenty20 league.
In July, the ED had issued notices to the BCCI and Modi in connection with an alleged dubious transaction of Rs 90 crore with International Management Group (IMG), a UK based event-management company.
IMG handled logistics in the first four seasons of IPL.
The agency is also investigating the alleged violations under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) against various IPL franchises and foreign exchange and remittance related offences and connected issues concerning both the IPL and the BCCI.