IPL 2013 spot-fixing controversy: Lalit Modi hopes BCCI will not bury corruption issue

Former IPL chairman Lalit Modi hopes there is zero tolerance policy for guilty cricketers © Getty Images

New Delhi: May 16, 2013

Former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi on Thursday said that Indian cricket board will do all that is required to root out corruption in the game and not sweep things under the carpet.

Modi, who was removed as IPL chief in 2010 after being accused of financial impropriety, was reacting to the Wednesday’s arrest of Rajasthan Royals cricketers S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan on corruption charges.

“I hope the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) does not bury ths issue. It is the one issue that will destroy cricket. I hope the zero tolerance policy we had is still there,” tweeted Modi on Thursday.

“Just woke up and never seen so many missed calls- seems the one thing I have been saying will ruin this beautiful league – fixing has happened,” that was how Modi reacted after hearing the news.

He questioned role of BCCI’s anti-corruption unit set last year in the wake of another spot-fixing scandal.

“What has the Anti corruption team been doing? Kudos to the Delhi Police for there work.

“The tough stand adopted by me when I was there – caused problems for me with many attempted assassination attempts.

“Hope now all realise what I have been saying about security issues is finally taken into account by Indian authorities, public and media.”

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