Mumbai: Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi on Wednesday refused to comment on the controversy over the ownership of the Kochi franchise and said the facts will be presented at the meeting of the governing council after the end of the tournament.
Fielding questions at a press conference where he announced the annual IPL awards, the first of which will be held here on April 23, Modi initially refused to answer questions on the Kochi controversy but later relented and said, "There is nothing to discuss, we know everything about other franchises. But the people who presented the documents (for Kochi) themselves don't know who they are. Kochi is an issue nevertheless and we will deal with it.
Modi said he will call a meeting of the Governing Council of IPL and present the facts before them. "I am not at all perturbed by the controversies," he added.
Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor and Modi have been on a collision course after the IPL commissioner went public on Twitter on Monday questioning the ownership of the Kochi franchise.
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