Lalit Modi Suspended From Indian Premier League and BCCI

pradhyumn thakurContributor IApril 26, 2010

This season's Indian Premier League will be remembered for its off-field controversies rather than on-field cricket.

Just after its closing ceremony on sunday, the headlines flashed that Modi, the IPL's chairman had been suspended by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

There were two main reasons for the decision. The first regarded illegal funding in the franchises and the second was related to benefitting kins by providing stakes in IPL franchises.

It is really a misfortune that the reputation he made from so many years has crumbled overnight. Those people from BCCI who benefitted from Modi, such as those who earned money through commentry or who got stakes in franchises, have all now abandoned him.

A few days back, he was one of the most admired people in India for his genius which brought so much glamour and money to this game.

He may or may not be guilty, but believing in baseless and non-verified stories from the media who portray him as a national villian will be an injustice to him.