Posts Tagged "Lalit Modi"

Indian Premier League instigator Lalit Modi has admitted for the first time his involvement in a plot to overthrow world cricket’s establishment, according to the ABC.

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It features some of the best players in the world and its television rights were sold in 2008 for a staggering US$1.6 billion over ten years, yet in Australia you would be hard pressed to know that cricket’s Indian Premier League (IPL) is currently underway.

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Twenty20 Cricket has certainly changed the cricketing landscape and everyone has an opinion on whether Test cricket will survive beyond the next 20 years.

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Indian cricket bosses have replaced the suspended chief of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Lalit Modi, capping the demise of one of the game’s most high-profile and controversial figures.

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Shane Warne believes the Indian Premier League will get “bigger and bigger” despite its architect Lalit Modi facing corruption charges. While reiterating that he had no knowledge of the “ins and outs behind the scenes” of the lucrative Twenty20 cricket tournament, he hoped the charges did not spell the end of the IPL.

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Suspended Indian Premier League boss Lalit Modi has been accused of inciting revolution among players and dividing world cricket via the formation of a parallel IPL event in England.

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Embarrassing gaps in the IPL paper trail have prompted the Indian board to ban its office bearers from taking key documents home with them.

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Although not an IPL fan, I wanted to browse through the daily newspapers to see how my favourites, Sachin Tendulkar, Adam Gilchrist, Shane Warne, Rahul Dravid, Jacques Kallis, and Matthew Hayden were going in India. But there was hardly a paragraph in the Aussie broadsheets and tabloids.

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Australia Twenty20 captain Michael Clarke says he hopes the IPL can survive Monday’s dramatic suspension of tournament boss Lalit Modi. The Indian cricket board suspended Modi following allegations of corruption and match-fixing.

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Embattled Indian Premier League chief Lalit Modi faces the axe this week, possibly on Monday, as allegations of corruption swirl around the money-spinning tournament.

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The Indian Premier League, currently the focus of a government tax probe, has in three short years morphed into a money-making behemoth with its showbiz-style mix of cricket, Bollywood and big business.

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Indian lawmakers called for a parliamentary inquiry into allegations of corruption against Indian Premier League (IPL) chief Lalit Modi and its wealthy franchise owners on Friday.

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Indian Premier League (IPL) chief Lalit Modi faced an uncertain future on Tuesday after the government launched a probe into the financial dealings of the money-spinning cricket tournament.

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“I see the IPL is becoming bigger than the NFL, the NBA, the English Premier League.” So said Lalit Modi, Commissioner of the Indian Premier League, ahead of the third instalment of the competition which opened with the Deccan Chargers facing the Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday.

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Bullish Indian Premier League supremo Lalit Modi has declared this year’s tournament will not miss overseas players should they elect to avoid the tournament due to security threats targeted at foreign nationals.

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India will host an expanded multi-nations Champions League Twenty20 competition in October to cash in on the growing popularity of the sport’s shortest version, organisers said on Monday.

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