Manohar discusses IPL issue with Dalmiya

Kolkata (IANS) Former Indian cricket board chief Shashank Manohar on Friday met incumbent Jagmohan Dalmiya here to discuss the Apossible steps to be taken by the BCCI in the wake of the Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha Committee suspending IPL franchises Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals.

Ahead of the late night meeting, Manohar told the media that he had come to the city following summons from Dalmiya.

“He called me. That’s why I have come. I don’t know whatever he wants to discuss, whatever opinion he wants. I’ll give him,” said Manohar, a renowned lawyer.

He said the verdict of the Justice Lodha committee’s report should be honoured.

However, Manohar refused to answer any further posers about the controversy, saying: “You should ask the board secretary”.

The meeting started at around 11 p.m.

The two Indian Premier League franchises CSK and RR have been suspended for two years were on Tuesday suspended from the league for two years by the Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha Committee in the spot fixing and betting scandal that rocked the cash-rich Twenty20 tournament in 2013.

The committee also suspended for life CSK’s former team principal Gurunath Meiyappan and RR co-owner Raj Kundra.

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