Lalit Modi goes ballistic; war clouds looms over BCCI

The Mudgal panel has still not given is full report, but the knives are already out. The pro-Srinivasan faction of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is sparing no efforts in targeting those who went after the former BCCI president, now the chairman of the International Cricket Council.

In March 2014, the Supreme Court of India ordered him to resign from the BCCI to facilitate investigations in the betting scam, observing that it was “nauseating” that he was continuing in office. But the Mudgal Committee paved the way for Srinivasan’s return back into the BCCI fold when it observed that he was “not involved in match-fixing activities” and “not involved in scuttling investigations into match-fixing.” The three-member committee, in its report to the Supreme Court, however, indicted the BCCI president-in-exile for not taking action against a cricketer, who it did not name, for violating Players Code of Conduct despite being aware of it. But that did not matter for the pro-Srinivasan forces who are gearing up to go hammer and tongs at their enemies with the board.

One man who is sustaining is open belligerence against Srinivasan is Lalit Modi. Srinivasan’s enemy #1 wrote on social media: “Why go into an expensive enquiry as to who is behind unearthing the corruption in sports and cricket and fraud and taking hostage the entire cricket world. I am behind it. So get on with it. Will keep going after you till cricket is cleansed. #crooked #bcci #ICC”

And today, he posted the above newspaper clipping and wrote, “Pompous clowns who think they can fine any voice of opposition. Just shows mafia is mafia and they think they can get away. Wait and watch. This in not over. #bcci #Icc #cricket.”