Former commissioner of Indian Premier League (IPL), Lalit Kumar Modi claims that match-fixing took place during an IPL match played between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
He has shared a video of the match on his Twitter account in which DC wicketkeeper Rishbah Pant can be heard on the stump mic saying that the next delivery would be hit for a four, and that’s exactly what happened next. Robin Uthappa hit the very next ball from Sandeep Lamichhane towards the boundary, for a four.
And within minutes the shared video went viral on social media in and many came forward, saying that the match was fixed.
Lalit Kumar Modi shared the video with the caption saying, “Is this a joke or cannot believe this. Match-fixing to the highest order. When will @iplt20 @bcci.tv @icc @bcci ever wake up”.
is this a #joke or cannot believe this. #matchfixing to the highest order. when will @iplt20 @bcci.tv @icc @bcci.cricket ever wake up. #shameful 😢💔💔💔💔💔 that all officials really dont care pic.twitter.com/kjBdHhvD3s
— Lalit Kumar Modi (@LalitKModi) April 1, 2019
This is not the first time when such allegations are being made for Indian Premier League.
Back in 2013, spot-fixing scandal came to limelight when three players from the Rajasthan Royals, S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan, and Ajit Chandila, were arrested by Delhi police on spot-fixing charges. Later these cricketers were banned for life by Indian cricket board (BCCI) as punishment.
This didn’t there, during the same year, a top official from the Chennai Super Kings and son-in-law of BCCI president N. Srinivasan was arrested by the police in Mumbai for illegal betting.
In 2014, Srinivasan stepped down as BCCI president due to a Supreme Court order. Both Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings were banned for two years.
And the accuser himself does not hold a clear record, as he has been the part of a previous IPL controversy.
Lalit Kumar Modi was overthrown from the league over controversial initial bids of Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab, and he was also associated with a doubtful broadcast deal and bid rigging of two new franchises.