Lalit Modi clarifies why he left India after receiving 20,000 questions on LinkedIn

Business magnate and former cricket administrator Lalit Modi has explained the reason behind leaving India.

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Lalit Modi. (Photo Source: Instagram/lalitkmodi)

Business magnate Lalit Modi is known for being the pioneer of the Indian Premier League (IPL) which is now the world’s toughest and the richest franchise cricket leagues. He had also served as the Chairman of the IPL as well as the now-defunct Champions League T20.

However, Modi was later on accused of misconduct, indiscipline, and, financial irregularities following which the Board of Control for Cricket in India first suspended him and then handed him a life ban in 2013 after he was officially found guilty of all the charges by a committee.

Meanwhile, Modi has come forward and clarified why he left India after receiving a phenomenal 20,000 questions on his LinkedIn account.

Lalit Modi explains what made him leave India in the first place

Lalit Modi took to his official LinkedIn account and hit back at the Indian media alleging them of false reporting and misinterpretation of facts and more importantly, reportedly calling him a ‘Fugitive’.

At the same time, the cricket administrator-cum-businessman also mentioned that when he had joined the BCCI, they did not have that much money in the bank and by the time he took the exit door, the national cricket board had already become a multi-billion dollar industry.

While talking about leaving India forever despite being on the radar of the Enforcement Directorate (ED), Lalit has explained saying that he was left with no other choice as he was labelled guilty even before the legal proceedings happened and the journalists were bothering him 24x7.

At the same time, the 58-year-old also added that there were many people in the BCCI who were jealous of his success and wanted to have his image tarnished at all costs.

Here’s what Lalit Modi had to say:

“Why I left India is an on going issue. But I did not have a choice. 1 u get tried and hanged before even the proceedings begin in our country by the media. I had 24/7 over 200 journos. Who would stir things. There is no liable laws in our country. So they just say what they want or what the ruling govt directs them too. 2. Govt was not after me. They wanted someone else. And we’re twisting and threatening me to play ball or else face consequences. I decided I will never be able to even get to court. The way things were. Over and above the Fixing Mafia. Lastly the jealousy in BCCI. SO IT WAS PRUDENT TO LEAVE and fight from outside. And I did. I to date after 15 years have 0 Conviction in any court.

"As I have done nothing wrong. And my lawyers appeared for years and years. We gave all evidence. You know what happened post. Fixing scandal, mafia, lodha commission, everyone wanting a piece of bcci. IPL. Well they have it. I said DAY I. - I will create a product world class - recession proof. Guess what. It’s the only thing that is exactly that. Unites the country, brings joys to millions and has given so many millions of people livelihood. And. ITS INDIA’s MOST VALUABLE ASSETT. WORTH OVER 50 billion US dollars. Created with 1 rupee.”





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