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Modi believes the IPL was completely clean during his tenure as commissioner
Former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi has slammed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for their “lack of governance” and announced that there was never any match-fixing taking place while he was in charge of the star-studded Twenty20 tournament.
“There is no mechanism now, there is no governance in IPL,” Modi said.
Ever since being replaced as commissioner, Modi has spoken about corrupt activities taking place in the IPL on numerous occasions and believes that the BCCI and current IPL commissioner Rajeev Shukla got what they deserved for not heeding his warnings.
“During my time there were no reports of spot-fixing, match-fixing in IPL,” Modi said. “The tournament was clean.
“There is no mechanism to govern IPL. Money was always there in sports worldwide but we took all precautions in IPL. I addressed the media every day when I was the IPL chief but now the management doesn’t answer.”
Modi also claims that three attempts have been made on his life due to his strong views on eliminating corruption in the IPL.
“I was the target of underworld because I had zero tolerance on match-fixing,” Modi added. “But when I was in charge, the IPL never had an issue with match-fixing.”