ED questions Niranjan Shah over financial irregularities in IPL

BCCI Vice-President (West zone) Niranjan Shah it was a routine questioning as he was the BCCI Secretary during the IPL Getty Images

Mumbai: Jan 20, 2012

The Enforcement Directorate questioned former BCCI Secretary Niranjan Shah in connection with its probe in the alleged financial irregularities in the conduct of the cash rich IPL.

Shah, according to sources, was questioned for about two hours about his and the cricket boards’s role in the planning and finances of various editions of the T20-cricket tournament played in the country and once in South Africa.

“It was a routine questioning as I was the BCCI Secretary during the IPL,” Shah, now the BCCI Vice-President (West zone) told PTI.

The ED is investigating alleged violations under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) against various IPL franchises and foreign exchange and remittance related offences and connected issues concerning both the IPL and the BCCI.

The ED is also probing the role of ex-IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi, who is currently in London, for alleged contraventions of foreign exchange rules and has earlier questioned actor and Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan in the case.(PTI)