BCCI headquarters © Getty Images
BCCI headquarters © Getty Images

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday levied penalties on the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) and its former chief N. Srinivasan among others over alleged violations in Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) regulations in the 2009 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Apart from INR 82.66 crores fine on BCCI, and INR 11.53 crores fine on Srinivasan, penalties have also been imposed upon the former chairman of the IPL Lalit Modi (INR 10.65 crores), former BCCI treasurer MP Pandove (INR 9.72 crores) and the State Bank of Travancore (INR 7 crores). The penalties amount to a total of 121.66 Cr.

On July 20, 2011, the ED had issued show cause notices to Modi and the BCCI under provisions of FEMA regarding the alleged transfer of a sum of Rs 243.45 crores to Cricket South Africa without prior permission of the RBI, ahead of an IPL tournament in 2009.

The ED was subsequently allowed by the Bombay High Court to summon several former BCCI officials, including Manohar and then secretary N Srinivasan as witnesses in the matter. In March this year, former IPL Chief Operating Officer (COO) Sundar Raman and former IPL commissioner Chirayu Amin had appeared before the Special Director of the ED in Mumbai for cross-examination by Modi’s lawyers in the case.