The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been subjected to yet another controversy as Lalit Modi, founder and architect of the IPL, has claimed that two Indian cricketers and a West Indian player had been involved in match-fixing.
The suspended IPL chairman named Suresh Raina, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja for their involvement in taking bribes from an Indian real-estate tycoon who also rewarded them with money and apartments.
The London-based founder of the IPL has opened a Pandora box and, many say, has woken up the 'fixing' monster by saying that at least four Chennai Super Kings (CSK) players are part of the cash-rich league that is struggling to rid itself of corruption.
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Modi also revealed that he had sent a letter to the president of International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2013 to inform authorities about what was going on in the field. Modi stated that he had been informed by "reliable sources" that the tycoon had paid in cash and kind to the three players. He concluded by saying that "I hope this is not true but if true it could mean more are involved."
Modi has also claimed that around "INR9,000-10,000 crore (INR90,000 -100,000 million) per game" was being bet on for the cash-rich Twenty20 league.
"I have been saying for years - wake up media fellows it's more like 9000- 10,000 crores per game. Why do u think #monster is trying to stay #put on his #chair That's where he gets his #raw #material to fund his #buying of #votes, #politicians, #players," he further tweeted.
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Earlier, Modi also tweeted about the Justice Mudgal Commitee report submitted to the Supreme Court:
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