BCCI has banned the Indian Premier League (IPL) founder Lalit Modi for life. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has found the PL founder Lalit Modi guilty in the match fixing case and as a result has put a ban on Lalit Modi for life. Now Lalit Modi will never be eligible to hold any post related to cricket in his life.
“BCCI bans IPL founder Lalit Modi for life”
An BCCI official Sanjay Patel told media that, “The BCCI resolved that Mr Lalit Modi is guilty of committing acts of serious misconduct and indiscipline, and therefore he is hereby expelled from the board.” Modi has not only been expelled from his position in cricket board but he will also not be able to hold any position that has a link with BCCI.
This news made headlines in 2010, when was charged for rigging bids during the franchise auctions, selling media rights without complete authorization and also for trying to create a rebel T20 league in England secretly. Lalit Modi lives in London now and has been removed from the positions of IPL chairman and BCCI vice-president. Since 2010 Modi has been in the international news due to this scandal but he has always denied these allegations.
Lalit Modi has said that he was expecting this ban as he already has been suspended for three years but he is going to fight against it. Modi said, “Indian cricket needs cleansing and as far as I am concerned I am going to go after them. Till now they were colleagues but now time has come to take everything out of the box and put it in front of public.”
More spot-fixing and betting scandals have came out of Indian Premier League (IPL) recently. Even the current BCCI chairman N. Srinivasan’s son in law Gurunath Meiyappan has been now charged for cheating and spot-fixing. Due to this recent scandal, IPL team Rajasthan Royals two players, the fast bowler S. Sreesanth and spinner Ankeet Chavan have also been banned for life.