Kolkata: BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya, who is indisposed, is unlikely to attend tomorrow’s crucial IPL governing council meeting in Mumbai. “Dalmiya is not going to attend the meeting in Mumbai. Rajeev Shukla (IPL chairman) had already met him and discussed the way forward and the secretary (Anurag Thakur), who will convene the meeting, is also in touch,” a source told PTI. However, there is also a buzz that Dalmiya might want to be present at the meeting to put an end to speculations regarding his health and that the Board was being “run” by the secretary.
The IPL governing council, headed by Shukla, has called an emergent meeting in Mumbai tomorrow to weigh various options ahead of the next edition of the T20 league after the Supreme Court-appointed panel headed by former Chief Justice of India, R M Lodha, suspended former champions Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals for two years for betting by their respective top officials. The storm was triggered by the suspension of CSK and RR and their top officials Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra. Meiyappan, a former Team Principal of India Cements Ltd (ICL)-owned franchise CSK and Kundra, co-owner of Jaipur IPL that runs Rajasthan.