Shashank Manohar appears before ED

Enforcement Directorate had earlier sent summons to BCCI President Shashank Manohar in regards to alleged financial irregularities in IPL Getty Images

Mumbai: Aug 10, 2011

Board of Control for Cricket In India (BCCI) President Shashank Manohar appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) here today presumably in connection with alleged irregularities in the conduct of the cash-rich Indian Premier League tournament.

He appeared before ED at around 12.30 pm and left the office at around 2.45 pm. Manohar, however did not speak to the media.

“We had sent him summons and it has been complied with,” said an ED official.

Earlier, ED had summoned some other members of the IPL Governing Council including former India all-rounder and television commentator Ravi Shastri for answering certain questions related to the Twenty20 league.

Also last month, the ED had issued notices to the BCCI and suspended IPL Chairman Lalit Modi in connection with an alleged dubious transaction of Rs 90 crore with International Management Group (IMG), a UK based event-management company.

IMG handled logistics in the first four seasons of IPL.

The agency is also investigating the 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. (PTI)