Mumbai: Backing former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Shashank Manohar over his scathing views that the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) has lost some of its credibility, its former chairman Lalit Modi has stated that the upcoming season of the tournament needs to be suspended to clean up the game. "I completely agree with Mr Shashank Manohar and his observations on the fact that the serious allegations regarding betting, spot-fixing and match-fixing are all seriously tarnished the image of the game and importantly, the fans and the public at large are slowly but surely starting to lose faith in the Indian Premier League in particular and game at large," said Lalit Modi.
"Given the above context and the current goings-on, I think it only right that until the faith of the people in the integrity of the game is restored, the IPL tournament for the year 2014 should be suspended." Former BCCI chief Manohar had on Wednesday issued a media statement demanding that the upcoming season of IPL be suspended and all IPL matches be investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation. (Read full story here)
Season seven of IPL is set to start from April 16 with the first part of the event scheduled in UAE because of the general elections in the country.