Modi threatens to shift IPL matches
IPL boss Lalit Modi is not the one to back away from a confrontation. Accused of cheating and forgery by his opponents, Modi has now threatened to pull out IPL matches from Jaipur if what he calls a "political witch-hunt" goes on.
From being called the the most powerful man in cricket to fighting what could be a make-or-break battle for his survival IPL chairman Lalit Modi has been forced into a corner and has launched a ferocious counter-attack at his detractors.
"We may re-consider matches in Jaipur," said Modi on Monday. "This entire episode is political witch-hunt. We are looking at alternatives," he added.
The latest controversy engulfing Modi is alleged misappropriation of funds after the Jaipur blasts last year. Modi handed over a cheque of Rs 6 crore to then Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. An FIR has been lodged against him alleging funds didn't reach the victims.
Modi says that is a lie and presented evidence on Monday to prove his case.
Modi, who is facing a stiff challenge to stay on as President of the Rajasthan Cricket Association has also been accused of a fraud in a land deal.
This promises to be a fight to the finish.