ECB chairman Giles Clarke and Lalit Modi settle out of court

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Giles Clarke settles libel out of court

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Giles Clarke has settled his libel case with former Indian Premier League boss Lalit Modi out of court.

Modi sued after Clarke wrote an email alleging Modi planned to start a rebel Twenty20 competition.

Clarke, 59, wrote that his actions were "detrimental to Indian cricket, English cricket and world cricket at large".

The ECB confirmed "the parties have agreed to settle the litigation on confidential terms".

Clarke sent the email which sparked the case to the Board of Control for Cricket in India in May 2010.

In it he claimed Modi had met with several English counties and sports marketing company IMG with a view to launching a rebel competition.

In February he settled out of court with IMG, while Yorkshire chief executive Stewart Regan insisted the meeting with Modi was simply a fact-finding mission.

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