Lalit Modi questioned the shareholders behind the Kochi IPL franchise on his Twitter account after revealing ownership details. It emerged that one of the shareholders was an associate of Shashi Tharoor, a minister in the central government. What followed was a public spat between Modi and Tharoor, the franchise complaining to the BCCI, and the board president, Shashank Manohar, writing a letter to Modi pulling him up for his action.

March 21
News - Pune and Kochi unveiled as new IPL franchises

March 22
News - New franchises will make profits - Lalit Modi

March 28
News - Kochi investors confident of 'viable' business plan

March 30
Comment - Ashok Malik on IPL's economics

April 12
News - Concerns over revelation of Kochi ownership details

April 13
News - BCCI raps Modi over Kochi revelations on Twitter

April 14
News - Disclosures were for greater clarity on ownership - Modi
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Jayaditya Gupta - Enough of the secrecy

April 15
News - Taxmen visit IPL offices in Mumbai

April 16
News - Nothing to hide, Modi says after tax operation
Harsha Bhogle - Get off the front page

April 18
News - Indian minister quits over Kochi franchise deal

April 19
News - Rescheduled BCCI meeting to probe allegations
News - Modi aims to resolve crisis, meets Kochi chairman
News - Government says all aspects of IPL under scrutiny

April 20
News - IPL council to decide Modi's fate - Pawar
Sambit Bal - The crisis the IPL needed

April 21
News - BCCI talks tough on action over IPL