Shahid Kapur and Bipasha Basu (below) make their moves during
the IPL closing ceremony at DY Patil Stadium on Sunday
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Mumbai: He was not a part of the meeting
that made the decision but that has not
stopped the Champions League governing
council to quote under-fire chairman Lalit
Modi while announcing on Sunday that the
Twenty20 tournament would be held in
South Africa this year.
“The Champions League Twenty20 gov-
erning council today announced that this
year’s tournament will be held in South
Africa from September 10 to 26,” CLT20 said
in a statement.
The Governing Council accepted Crick-
et South Africa’s offer to host the tourna-
ment in a meeting held on Saturday. Modi
did not participate in the CL T20 meeting
and it was seen as a snub to the IPL com-
missioner, who might be forced out of the
job in the IPL governing council meeting.
Modi is facing charges of financial irregu-
larities but has remained defiant.
“South Africa is considered an ideal
CLT20 host after successfully staging the In-
dian Premier League and ICC World Twen-
ty20 tournaments in recent years, as well as
the strong support shown for its domestic
Pro20 Series competition,” the release quot-
ed Modi as saying. —PTI
CL 20 to be held
in South Africa
C Rajshekhar Rao. New Delhi
The erstwhile Indian Hockey Federation
(IHF), which had been dissolved because of
bribery allegations in 2008, is now accusing
Hockey India (HI) of mismanaging funds
during the World Cup earlier this year.
KPS Gill, who had headed the IHF before
secretary K Jyothikumaran was caught on
camera taking money for
favours in selection, said
the ad-hoc committee ap-
pointed by the Indian Olympic Association
(IOA) had increased budgets manifold.
“We held the Asia Cup in July 2007 (in
Chennai) at a cost of Rs87 lakhs. Hockey In-
dia organised the World Cup for the same
number of teams, officials and facilities at
a cost of Rs15 crores,” said Gill.
The former hockey chief alleged that the
original budget for the event had been Rs1