BCCI arm-twisting T&T players on CLT20 participation: Lalit Modi

Former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi revealed that the T&T players are upset by the BCCI’s arm twisting and are eager to represent their local club © Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

 

Dubai: Aug 28, 2012

 

Lalit Modi claimed that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has threatened the Trinidad & Tobago players to play for their respective Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise in the upcoming Champions League (CL) T20 tournament than representing their respective local team.

 

He tweeted on his official Twitter account, “I am told from my source BCCI threatening to withdraw invitation to T & T on players’ issue. Players want to play for T & T but told if you play for T & T, you risk your IPL contract.

 

“The contract allows players to play for home Team. And they should play for home team”

 

Modi further revealed that the T&T players are upset by the BCCI’s arm twisting and are eager to represent their local club.

 

He wrote on the micro-blogging site, “Spoke to some friends in West Indies. Players are upset with underhand arm twisting. They have right to choose who they play for…

 

“…They want to play CLT20 for the Clubs that allowed them to be the Players they are. They want to give back to their clubs. Nothing wrong”

 

Earlier, Modi had alleged that the current IPL chief Rajiv Shukla was planning to start a Twenty20 league in the United Arab Emirates.

 

While Shukla refuted all the allegations as “rubbish” in a text message to Hindustan Times.