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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.

source - cricketnext.in.com
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