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‘Sad day in world cricket’: Lalit Modi on N Srinivasan’s appointment as ICC chief

Lalit Modi has called this development as a dark day for Cricket © PTI
Lalit Modi has called this development as a dark day for Cricket © PTI

New Delhi: Jun 26, 2014

Former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi predicted “dark days” ahead of world cricket on a day when N Srinivasan was formally appointed the first Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC). “It is truly a sad day in world cricket as N Srinivasan takes over as the Chairman of the ICC today,” said Modi in a statement.

“N. Srinivasan despite being removed by Supreme Court as BCCI President has been formally appointed the first Chairman of the ICC after its 52-member council approved a controversial revamp of the body’s administrative structure, which in itself is a harbinger of the dark days ahead for world cricket,” he added.

Modi was appalled to see Srinivasan’s elevation despite allegations floating against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president in exile.

“Consider this — N Srinivasan has been elected the Chairman despite being removed by the Supreme Court of India from the position of BCCI President due to ongoing investigations into the match-fixing allegations relating to the 2013 edition of the IPL. India’s FBI, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), is pursuing allegations of fraud committed by Srinivasan as managing director of India Cements, which is alleged to have routed scarce water resources with corrupt state officials to double production and profits.

Supreme Court Justice, AK Patnaik for the first time revealed details about the sealed envelope recently at the case hearing. He said that there were 13 names in the sealed envelope concerning match fixing and spot fixing, Srinivasan’s name was the 13th, and he had 12 allegations against him, with annexure to each of them. It seems that Mr Srinivasan has not taken the allegations seriously,” Modi added.

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