Lalit Modi has sounded a warning bell for N. Srinivasan and his supporters in the Board of Control for Cricket in India. In an exclusive chat with NDTV on Tuesday evening, the controversial former Indian Premier League commissioner said he was all set to take on his Board rivals and "clean up" Indian cricket for good.
In the course of the interview, an aggressive Modi made a damning charge that BCCI is all about "fixing, fixing and fixing". While his indication at the IPL spot-fixing controversy was clear, the 50-year-old flamboyant businessman who launched the IPL in 2008 hinted at how BCCI (read: Srinivasan) not only fixed matches but also rigged the judiciary to keep him out of cricket administration for so long.
A court directive paved the way for Modi's election as president of the Rajasthan Cricket Association. Although the elections were held in December, the results were formally declared by court observers in Jaipur on Tuesday. But within hours of Modi being named president - this is his second innings as RCA boss - the BCCI suspended RCA for electing a man who has been banned by the Board for misappropriation of funds.