ex-IPL chief Lalit Modi alleges match-fixing took place during Delhi-Kolkata match
Lalit Modi, the first chairman of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has alleged that match-fixing took place during a match between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders in the ongoing IPL 2019.
Modi tweeted a video from the match in which Delhi Capital’s wicketkeeper Rishbah Pant can be heard on the stump mic saying that the next delivery would be hit for a four.
The very next ball was hit for a four by Robin Uthappa off the bowling of Sandeep Lamichhane.
“Is this a joke or cannot believe this. Match-fixing to the highest order. When will @iplt20 @bcci.tv @icc @bcci ever wakeup,” Modi tweeted.
is this a #joke or cannot believe this. #matchfixing to the highest order. when will @iplt20 @bcci.tv @icc @bcci.cricket ever wake up. #shameful 😢💔💔💔💔💔 that all officials really dont care pic.twitter.com/kjBdHhvD3s
— Lalit Kumar Modi (@LalitKModi) April 1, 2019
The video of the incident went viral on social media, with fans claiming that the match was fixed.
It is worth mentioning here that the Lalit Modi was suspended by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from the post of chairman and commissioner of the IPL in 2010. Modi has been accused of a wide range of financial impropriety, from rigging bidding deals related to the IPL, offering bribes, betting and money laundering.