26 Sep 2013

Modi banned for life

5:48 am on 26 September 2013

The former Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi has been banned for life by the country's cricket board for "indiscipline and misconduct".

The decision was taken at a special meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Earlier the Supreme Court dismissed a petition from Mr Modi to stop the meeting.

Modi, who denies any wrongdoing, says he's going to fight the ban.

Modi was found guilty, among other things, of rigging bids during the franchise auction in 2010, selling media and internet rights without authorisation and secretly trying to create a rebel T20 league in England without the knowledge of the Indian and England boards.