Lalit Modi names three cricketers bribed by bookie

New Delhi: Controversial former Indian Premier League (IPL) Commissioner Lalit Modi has alleged that two leading Indian cricketers and a West Indian player had been bribed by an Indian real estate tycoon, who is also a bookmaker.

Modi on Saturday alleged that Chennai Super Kings’ players Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo and Suresh Raina are involved in betting.

In a fresh salvo, Modi tweeted his 2013 letter to ICC CEO Dave Richardson where he cast aspersion on the integrity of these players and also talked about their proximity to a bookie, Baba Diwan, who allegedly not only paid money to these players but also gifted them flats.

On May 13 this year Modi had woken up the ‘fixing’ monster by saying that at least four CSK players are part of the cash-rich league that is struggling to rid itself of corruption.

He told Richardson that he could pass the same to the anti-corruption and security unit of the ICC if he thought so fit.

Modi then went on to name the three players, who he claims were in close contact with the real estate tycoon who was also named in the letter.

Modi stated that he had been informed by “reliable sources” that the tycoon had paid in cash and kind to the three players. 

He concluded by saying that “I hope this is not true but if true it could mean more are involved.”

Days before the league’s eighth season ended on May 24, Modi’s tweets had flared-up the controversial issue, wherein he said that if the Supreme Court were to reveal the names of players involved, four will emerge from the CSK – a franchise trying to distance itself from the conflict of issue interest related to its former owner N Srinivasan.


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