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adopted some version of a statement like the one that Princeton has done. we are facing the certainty of a real estate baron who has openly insulted and keeps openly insulting women, “I have to come to terms with this. Mehboob Iqbal, LALIT K MOZA: A migrant from Kashmir, Period. introduction of a wrong pen is cheating. the DSF and other organisations over how the AISA had called a march on behalf of the union without consulting members of other organisations. Likewise, The tournament was used as a platform to promote the Khan-starrer Chak de India! The movie title became the official promotional cry to rally Indian fans The PR machine ran relentlessly In the 2008 IPL he milked the Harbhajan-Sreesanth slapgate for more TRPs He kept the issue alive converting it into a TV spectacle as he organised a patch-up act between the two The fans lapped up all the masala Modi’s heady days were just around the corner Piqued that P Chidambaram the home minister then had refused to provide security for the 2009 IPL the second season of the League because of general elections Modi took the caravan to South Africa Modi managed the shift at breakneck speed A franchise owner remembers a meeting of the IPL in South Africa There were 50 items on the agenda and the meeting was scheduled to be held over two days “Every item was put on the table but instead of two days the meeting was over in two hours Modi just said ‘yes’ or ‘no’ There was no need to discuss issues because the stakeholders were ready to let Modi run the IPL” Bimal Soni an established administrator in Rajasthan cricket for 30 years believes the success of IPL-2 in South Africa was the beginning of Modi’s fall “He always had money The success in South Africa and the fame that followed got to his head He now saw himself as an unstoppable force He came back and made public statements about big ministers He had begun to alienate lot of people” *** In 2010 he included two clauses without approval of the board in the tender draft to favour the Adani and Videocon groups Sahara and Dainik Jagaran the groups that lost out in the bids raised a furore leading to then BCCI president Shashank Manohar pulling up Modi and scrapping the deal Besides he was under pressure for trying to arm-twist the Kochi franchise to pull out of the IPL “And what did he do” asks Soni “He went and tweeted about the sweat equity of Sunanda Pushkar That was it Those two issues got him in the end — trying to push Adani’s case and the Kochi episode” The 2010 IPL proved to be his last season During the semi-final in Mumbai the cookie crumbled Naomi Datta a broadcast journalist who worked with Modi that IPL season would later write a revealing blog post about that day She wrote how a crestfallen Modi had held a 15-minute meeting with Vijay Mallya owner of the Bangalore franchise and one of the few who stood by him those days As he emerged from that meeting he made a polite request: he wanted Datta to send out a visual of him looking relaxed in this crisis That was his ultimate image spin Datta said her sound recordist who just a few weeks ago had been at the receiving end of the Modi temper alerted the main camera crew and was surprised when Modi thanked him for that gesture As Modi left the recordist told Dutta “Iski hawa to bilkul nikal gayi” At play: February 2005: Becomes president of Rajasthan Cricket Association November 2005: Becomes one of the youngest BCCI vice-presidents September 2007: Announces launch of IPL is its convenor March 2009: Loses RCA election after Congress comes to power in state Takes IPL 2 to South Africa April 2010: Modi tweets the ownership structure of the new Kochi franchise It emerges that Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar holds a 25% sweat equity in the franchise May 2010: BCCI sacks him over alleged financial irregularities After IPL final Modi leaves India October 2010: ED asks MEA to revoke his passport and issue a ‘look-out notice’ against him March 2011: Passport is revoked September 2013: BCCI panel led by Arun Jaitley holds Modi guilty of charges of bid-rigging Inputs by Shivani Naik Bharat Sundaresan & Nihal Koshie The ed blotter Between 2013 and 2015 the Enforcement Directorate which began investigating Lalit Modi in 2010 filed 15 show cause notices against Lalit Modi and the BCCI The 16th ED case against him hasn’t earned him a show-cause notice yet On the basis of an FIR filed against Modi in Chennai by former BCCI chief N Srinivasan the ED had registered a case of money laundering against Modi However there has been no progress in the case Transfer of funds to South Africa for IPL-2: Rs 1350 crore; FEMA notice The ED served 12 show-cause notices on Modi for alleged forex violation to the tune of Rs 1350 crore during IPL-2 in 2009 ED alleges that despite specific directions from the BCCI working committee to take prior RBI approval Modi transferred funds to the South African Cricket Association and towards other expenses Secondly the BCCI’s share of ticket sales and stadium rights were not remitted back to India within the mandatory one-year period World Sports Group contract: Rs 425 crore; FEMA notice On March 14 2009 Modi then IPL commissioner cancelled the telecast rights of IPL-2 with Sony’s subsidiary Multi Screen Media (MSM) and at 3 am the next day gave the contract for 10 years to World Sports Group (WSG) a little-known Mauritius-based firm However WSG failed to give a bank guarantee of Rs 335 crore or find a sub-contractor for telecast within three days as stipulated by the contract On March 22 Modi informed the BCCI that both WSG and MSM had arrived at a settlement and MSM would pay a “facilitation fee” of Rs 425 crore to WSG MSM paid the first tranche of Rs 125 crore to WSG and the BCCI entered into a tripartite agreement with both parties and stood guarantee for the remaining Rs 325 crore In its show-cause notice the ED alleges that in the absence of any formal contract the BCCI’s pact constituted a forex violation Guarantee for IPL players in 2008: Rs 160 crore; FEMA notice The ED served a notice to the BCCI and Modi for standing guarantee for foreign players in case of default of their payments by franchises This too did not have RBI approval hence a FEMA violation Consultancy payment abroad: Rs 885 crore; FEMA notice A payment of Rs 885 crore made for consultants abroad did not have RBI approval Modi and the BCCI were charged for alleged FEMA violation For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News

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