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Lalit Modi

Lalit Modi is a Cricket administrator, popular for initiating the Indian Premier League. He is the former Chairman and Commissioner of IPL and was suspended in April 2010 by the BCCI by issued him a show-cause notice after looking into the allegations leveled against him, pending inquiry. The IPL Governing Council that met at BCCI headquarters has announced that Chirayu Amin as the interim IPL Commissioner.

Lalit Modi and IPL

In February 2010, Modi accused player unions of using a security threat against overseas players as leverage to gain bargaining status with the IPL and the Indian cricket board.

In March 2010, Modi announced that The Sahara Group run by businessman Subrata Roy purchased the Pune team and Rendezvous Sports bought the Kochi team on Sunday for the fourth edition of the IPL tournament.

Neil Maxwell, an Australian player-manager and former chief executive of the IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab, said the credit for the IPL's success must go to Modi.

Removal of Modi from IPL and related developments - April 2010

Royal Challengers owner Vijay Mallya strongly supported Modi saying that he is the creator and the brains behind a highly successful and lucrative IPL.

At the end of the month, Jaipur Sessions Court granted relief to Modi in the Jaipur Haveli case.

Australia Twenty20 skipper Michael Clarke hoped that IPL can survive dramatic suspension of Modi by the BCCI.

Preity Zinta said that she is confident that Modi is not a secret owner in the Punjab franchise.

Modi arrived in New Delhi on April 28 to seek opinion against BCCI's showcause notice.

2015 controversy involving BJP leaders

Prominent BJP leaders including foreign minister Sushma Swaraj, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje were alleged to have dealings and have helped Lalit Modi.

Vasundhara Raje

The Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje allegedly helped Lalit Modi to get British immigration papers. Raje, first feigned ignorance about an affidavit supporting Lalit Modi's immigration bid. She later admitted to some BJP leaders that it was in fact her signature after Congress exposed a document with Raje's signature on it. Lalit Modi also has investments in Raje's son Dushyant Singh.

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Lalit Modi in News

Andhra Pradesh News on August 5, 2015
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on August, 5, 2015

'Completely vindicated' Cairns ready for cricket comeback after two- year libel trial
Former Kiwi cricketer Chris Cairns has said he feels "complete vindication" and added that he is ready to resume playing cricket and lead a normal life in Canberra, after a two-year battle to clear his reputation of match-fixing accusations.

Cairns 'not surprised' by Modi's decision to appeal against libel verdict
Former Kiwi cricketer Chris Cairns is not surprised over former Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi's decision to appeal against the libel case, but he is reserving further comment until more details about the appeal are revealed.

Lalit Modi to appeal against verdict favouring Kiwi cricketer Cairns
Former Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi has confirmed that he will appeal against the verdict that favours former Kiwi cricketer Chris Cairns.

Verdict in favour of Cairns is a warning for social media users: Experts
Former New Zealand fast bowler Chris Cairns' legal victory against former Indian Premier League head Lalit Modi should serve as a warning to social media users that the internet is a powerful tool with far-reaching implications, media law specialists have said.

Ex-Kiwi star Cairns' mom expresses relief over son' s libel case win against ex-IPL chief Modi
Former New Zealand fast bowler Chris Cairns' mother Sue Wilson has expressed relief over her son's legal victory against former Indian Premier League boss Lalit Modi in a match-fixing case.

Cairns wins libel trial case against Modi
Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns has won libel case against former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi and was awarded 90,000 pounds in damages.

'Match-fixing allegations against Cairns 'miles away' from being proven'
Match-fixing allegations against former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns are "miles away" from being proven, a court has been told.

London High Court hears Cairns-Modi match fixing case
The High Court in London heard in the first Twitter libel case regarding the match-fixing allegation against former Kiwi all rounder Chris Cairns, made in January 2010 through a tweet by Indian Premier League founder Lalit Modi.

Cairns' global reputation as "hard and fair captain" hangs in balance in UK court
Former Kiwi cricketer Chris Cairns' reputation is at stake as his libel case has reached its final stages in the High Court in London.

Cairns was diabolically involved in blackmailing young players: Modi's lawyer
Former Kiwi cricket all-rounder Chris Cairns had been part of "a diabolical scheme that involved blackmailing young players", a court has been told.

Cairns' match-fixing case verdict to be announced after summing up of speeches
Only after the summing up speeches will a verdict be announced in the libel case filed by former Kiwi cricketer Chris Cairns against former Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket chief Lalit Modi.

Former ICL team-mates reitrate match-fixing claim against Cairns
Three former Indian Cricket League team-mates have reconfirmed that former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns was involved in the match-fixing.

'Agitated' Cairns constrained from confronting Modi in court over spot-fixing allegations
Former Kiwi cricketer Chris Cairns was pulled from the London High Court by his lawyer after he tried confront Lalit Modi on the fifth day of his libel suit.

Ex-ICL anti-corruption officer says Cairns was involved in match fixing
Former Indian Cricket League (ICL) anti-corruption officer Howard Beer told the High Court in London that New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns was involved in match fixing, along with his ex- teammates.

Chris Cairns' wife in tears at London court hearing
Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns' wife, Mel, has said that lawyers asking her husband whether he had been involved in fixing cricket matches was "the most horrible question I have ever had to ask".

'Emotional' ex Kiwi cricketer Cairns says he is 'not a cheat'
Former Kiwi all- rounder Chris Cairns has insisted that he is not a cheat, while defending match-fixing allegations against him.

Lalit Modi's 25-word tweet reduced my reputation to dust: Cairns
Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns has said that Lalit Modi's 25-word tweet reduced his reputation to "dust".

Chris Cairns gets ready for face-off with Lalit Modi in defamation case
Former New Zealand all rounder Chris Cairns will fly to England in the coming days to challenge former Indian Premier League chief Lalit Modi in court.

'Tendulkar, Dravid weren't exactly match winners,' says Akhtar
Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has said in his autobiography that Indian batting legends Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid are not match winners.

Sri Lanka forced to postpone Premier League due to absence of Indian cricketers
The absence of Indian players and lack of finances have forced the Sri Lankan Cricket Board to postpone the scheduled Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) Twenty20 tournament.

Sri Lanka Twenty20 Premier League to go ahead without Indian players
Despite failing to get Indian cricketers, Sri Lanka will go ahead with its inaugural Twenty 20 Premier League with Australian and Pakistani players.

IPL-4 without Lalit Modi is like sugar free candy bar: Mallya
Siddharth Mallya, co-owner of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team, has praised sacked Indian Premier League chief Lalit Modi, and said that Modi was a visionary, who made the IPL possible.

Rajasthan Royals distances itself from Modi comments on Jaipur pitch
Indian Premier League (IPL) team Rajasthan Royals has distanced itself from comments made by former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi regarding the Sawai Mansingh stadium pitch.

ECB boss sued over email slamming IPL 'takeover' of English Twenty20
Giles Clarke, the chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board, is being sued for libel over an email he sent last May to Indian cricketing authorities warning of an alleged plot to "destroy world cricket's structure".

Cricket in for a long and slow decline: Roebuck
Noted cricket commentator and columnist Peter Roebuck believes that the game of cricket is gradually descending into an entertaining circus, and for all practical purposes, is finished as an international game.

Bombay HC rejects Modi's plea against revocation of passport
The Bombay High Court on Tuesday rejected former Indian Premier League (IPL) Chairman Lalit Modi's plea against the revocation of his passport.

Sania-Shoaib at "war" over much-awaited Indo-Pak clash for World Cup final slot
With India and Pakistan gearing for a much-awaited clash for a slot in the 2011 World Cup final match, Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has declared war on her cricketer hubby Shoaib Malik, a Pakistani national, who will be supporting the visiting team.

Lalit Modi's passport revoked
Former Indian Premier League (IPL) Commissioner Lalit Modi's passport was on Friday revoked by the Mumbai Regional Passport Office (RPO).

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