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APR 2016
RCA Offers to Host IPL Matches
Rajasthan Cricket Association has written to the BCCI showing willingness to conduct IPL matches.
Lalit Modi: Will donate share of profits to drought victims
There have been protests over the IPL matches being held in Maharashtra, and the Bombay HC has come down heavily on the BCCI.
Lalit Modi: 1000 crores for Drought Victims
The former IPL Chairman had a unique suggestion for the BCCI.
SC: BCCI Refusing To Be Reformed
BCCI faces scathing criticism from apex court for maintaining that any judicial interference in its functioning would compromise its autonomy.
MAR 2016
ICC treating women as second-class citizens at T20 World Cup in India
The ICC has been exposed for double standards in the way it has treated men and women at the World T20 in India.
Relief World T20 matches being hosted at Kotla: Mudgal
Justice (retired) Mukul Mudgal, who was directed by the Delhi High Court to oversee preparations for the ICC World T20 at the DDCA, said that it was a big relief as matches are being held at the Feroz Shah Kotla.
Hong Kong given ICC assurance over ACU
The International Cricket Council has confirmed to Hong Kong officials that it was not specifically investigating Hong Kong over match-fixing, finally putting an end to speculation raised after ambiguous comments made this week by the body’s anti-corruption chief.
Sony expects Rs 1200 cr ad revenue from IPL9
Sony Pictures Networks (SPN) has sold all its inventory for the ninth season of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) and expects to earn advertising revenue of about Rs 1,200 crore.
Petersen comes clean on fixing scandal
Alviro Petersen, the former South Africa opener, has emerged as the highest profile and most intriguing player to be sucked into the match-fixing scandal that has rocked South African cricket.
JAN 2016
Kohli highest paid player in IPL's ninth season
According to figures released by the BCCI, Virat Kohli surpassed Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the highest paid cricketer in the ninth season of the Indian Premier League. Click to know how much your favorite cricketers are earning this season.
DEC 2015
IPL 2016: Full list of players picked
Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Suresh Raina, who were part of the now-suspended CKS franchise, have been picked up by Pune and Rajkot, respectively. Here's the full draft of Indian and overseas players picked up for the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League, as covered by newspapers across the country.
Lalit Modi reinstated as RCA President
Lalit Modi is back as the President of the Rajasthan Cricket Association after BJP leader Amin Pathan withdrew his no-confidence motion. Here's how the newspapers across India covered this news!
'Eliminate favoritism, promote transparency'
As new BCCI President opposed the idea of the 'Big Three' dominating and bullying the ICC, here's how Indian newspapers covered the story.
BCCI shamed; ICC rates Nagpur pitch 'poor'
ICC match referee Jeff Crowe has rated the track at Nagpur, which hosted the third Test between India and South Africa, as “poor”, triggering a review of the performance of the pitch under the ICC Pitch Monitoring Process.
JUL 2015
'No summons from the ED'
Mehmood Abdi, Lalit Modi's lawyer, denies receiving any summons from the Enforcement Directorate on behalf of his client, as per a report in The Asian Age.
Needless controversy
A reader voices her opinion in support of an article published in The Financial Express about the Indian media's biased coverage of the LalitGate controversy.
JUN 2015
ACU chief to stay with Team India
media reports on BCCI's Anti Corruption Unit (ACU) Neeraj Kumar touring Bangladesh with the Indian cricket team as designated anti-corruption official.
Thakur hints at Srinivasan's ouster from ICC
Media coverage of BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur hinting at N Srinivasan's ouster from the ICC chairman's post, in a bid to clean up cricket.
APR 2015
"You've not reconciled to my election as BCCI secy"
Media coverage of Anurag Thakur's open letter to N Srinivasan asking him to share a list of "suspected bookies", a day after the BCCI secretary was issued a warning for being spotted with an alleged bookie.
Essel confirms plans to re-enter cricket
Media coverage of The Essel Group's acknowledgement of its plans to re-enter the cricket world and make cricket a global sport.
Neeraj Kumar appointed ACSU chief advisor
Here's how Indian newspapers covered former Delhi police commissioner, Neeraj Kumar's appointment as the chief advisor of BCCI's Anti Corruption & Security Unit (ACSU) for a year.
Aussies, fans snub Srinivasan
Media coverage of the controversial presentation ceremony, following the Cricket World Cup 2015 final at the MCG. While ICC president Mustafa Kamal was denied his right to hand over the winners' trophy, ICC chairman N Srinivasan was roundly booed when his name was announced during the presentation ceremony.
MAR 2015
Lalit Modi Warns Detractors
Press coverage of Lalit Modi's reaction to the attack on his Rajasthan Cricket Association supporters. The bus carrying his loyalists were attacked and prevented from reaching the venue to thwart the no-confidence motion passed against him.
RCA: Numbers game to decide RCA fate
Press Coverage on the eve of the Special General Body Meeting of the Rajasthan Cricket Association
FEB 2015
CAB's contempt plea against Srinivasan
Media coverage of CAB's decision to move the Supreme Court seeking contempt proceedings against N Srinivasan and other BCCI officials for holding a meeting of its working committee to decide on holding AGM in March in alleged violation of the apex court direction.
Rajasthan HC quashes no-confidence motion against RCA
Indian newspapers cover Rajasthan High Court's observation that the no-confidence motion by Amin Pathan was wholly illegal and arbitrary, as the meeting was held without notice and the requisite notice period of 21 days.
JAN 2015
SC bars Srinivasan from contesting BCCI polls
Here's how the Indian media covered the landmark ruling of the Supreme Court, which barred N Srinivasan from contesting BCCI elections till such time he had "commercial interest in cricket".
DEC 2014
Supreme Court reserves verdict on Srinivasan
Media coverage of the Supreme Court reserving its verdict on the plea for barring N Srinivasan from seeking reelection as the BCCI president and terminating IPL franchisee Chennai Super Kings, owned by his company India Cements Limited.
SC asks BCCI to list those with interest in IPL
The Supreme Court asked the BCCI to place before it a list of administrators and players having various commercial interests, including in the IPL and the Champions League T20.
SC to Srini: Disprove conflict of interest
The Supreme Court said that the onus is on Srinivasan to prove that there is no conflict of interest in his role as the BCCI president and owner of IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings.
SC questions Srini's 'conflict of interest'; defers BCCI AGM
Indian media coverage of the Supreme Court reprimanding N Srinivasan for his 'conflict of interest' as the BCCI president and owner of IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings, and its decision to defer the BCCI AGM to January 2015.
OCT 2014
Lalit Modi Group to move court
Media coverage of the Lalit Modi Group's decision to move court against the new 'working president' of Rajasthan Cricket Association, Amin Pathan.
SEP 2014
Baroda Cricket Association sacks BCCI secretary
Newspapers report Sanjay Patel's removal from the secretary's post by his own state association Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) after a court in Vadodara rejected his plea.
Rajasthan HC issues notices to BCCI, RCA
Media coverage of the ongoing BCCI-RCA tiff, and the subsequent intervention by the Rajasthan High Court
SportBusiness International interviews Lalit Modi
Lalit Modi reveals his comeback plan in an interview with SportBusiness International, after his passport was restored by the High Court.
Lalit Modi's interview with 'Divya Bhaskar'
Media coverage of Lalit Modi's reaction after the High Court restored his passport and set aside all orders against the RCA chief.
AUG 2014
Media coverage of BCCI-RCA spat
RCA may take legal recourse regarding the reported move by the BCCI to form an ad-hoc committee to run the affairs of the state body.
Modi re-elected president of Nagaur Cricket Body
Media coverage of Lalit Modi's re-election as the President of Nagaur Cricket Association.
JUN 2014
Media Coverage: Dark days ahead for cricket
Media coverage of Lalit Modi's thoughts on Srinivasan becoming ICC Chairman.
MAY 2014
Modi calls Giles Clarke 'fixer', 'hand in glove' with Srinivasan
Clarke allegedly strong-armed the ICC into withdrawing an investigation into fixing in a match involving the England women's team.
Bookies approached 2 IPL players
BCCI President for IPL, Sunil Gavasakar revealed that two players were approached by bookies during the ongoing IPL season.
Srinivasan pulled up by SC for seeking order modification
The vacation bench of the Supreme Court declines to reinstate Srinivasan as BCCI President.
Justice Mudgal directed to conduct probe into IPL scandal
The Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee will conduct probe against N Srinivasan and top cricketers in the IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal.
'IPL will continue to flourish'
Lalit Modi talks about how he conceived the IPL and the current state of affairs within the league and the BCCI in his interview with Business Today.
Fans losing faith in IPL: Modi
Lalit Modi talks about the road ahead for RCA and the BCCI in an interview to Hindustan Times.
Media Coverage Dossier of Lalit Modi's RCA Win
A thumping win for Lalit Modi in the Rajasthan Cricket Association by 24 votes out of 33 puts him back in the President's seat
Lalit Modi Mail Today Interview
Newly-elected RCA President Modi says BCCI can take action him but not his association
BCCI Press Release explaining RCA suspension
Honorary Secretary of the BCCI explains their rationale behind RCA suspension.
Lalit Modi elected as RCA President
IPL founder makes comeback to cricket administration after winning Rajasthan Cricket Association election.
APR 2014
SC reserves order on constituting probe panel
BCCI objects to Justice Mukul Mudgal heading the IPL probe panel; wants a fresh panel to conduct the inquiry.
Media coverage of SC proceedings on IPL scandal
A glimpse of news stories reported in the media on the Supreme Court proceedings regarding the IPL corruption scandal.
Media coverage of Sanjay Patel's removal from BCA managing committee
The Baroda Cricket Association remove the BCCI Secretary from its managing committee because his selection was unconstitutional.
Modi demands CBI probe
Former IPL Chairman, Lalit Modi wants the CBI to investigate into the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal.
Supreme Court demands inquiry into Srinivasan and 12 others
Former BCCI President, N Srinivasan named in IPL probe report submitted by retired Justice Mukul Mudgal; Supreme Court demands inquiry.
Media coverage: RCA demands emergent BCCI meeting
Coverage in the media on how RCA and other state associations are seeking clarification on BCCI's stance in legal tussle with the Supreme Court.
Verma demands CBI probe into IPL scandal
Cricket Association of Bihar chief alleges that JSCA President Amitabh Chaudhry is involved in corrupt practices; calls for CBI inquiry.
Wisden takes aim at Big Three
Wisden's take on how the Big Three of international cricket administration are jeopardising the future of the sport.
Ban a catalyst to spur me on, says Lalit Modi
Lalit Modi explains why the BCCI cannot disaffiliate RCA if he is declared president.
Question of fearing arrest does not arise: Lalit Modi
Modi speaks about the charges levelled against him and recent developments in Indian cricket.
Media Coverage: RCA's reaction to IPL snub
Newspaper reports of RCA's reaction to IPL matches being shifted from Jaipur to Ahmedabad.
Cairns questioned by British police
Former New Zealand cricket captain, Chris Cairns revealed that he was interviewed by Scotland Yard for his alleged involvement in match-fixing.
FICA opposes Srinivasan's potential ICC role
The Federation of International Cricketers' Association expresses its disapproval of N Srinivasan having a potential role at ICC.
Media Coverage: Manohar calls for suspension of IPL 2014
Newspaper reports on former BCCI President, Shashank Manohar's call to suspend IPL 2014.
Media Coverage: SC instructs Srinivasan to step down
The Supreme Court instructs Srinivasan to step down as BCCI chief. Calls his staying on nauseating for cricket.
Media Coverage: SC's proposal on Srinivasan
An overview of the media coverage garnered after the Supreme Court's proposal to suspend CSK and RR.
MAR 2014
I.S Bindra's statements on Srinivasan
Glimpses of statements made by I.S Bindra in the media regarding the mismanagement at the helm of affairs at BCCI.
Media Coverage: Modi demands Srini's ouster
Regional Media Coverage pan-India of Lalit Modi calls for Srinivasan's ouster. IS Bindra blogs for his immediate removal.
JAN 2014
Media Coverage: RCA elections
Media coverage after Supreme Court's observer NM Kasliwal allows Lalit Modi to contest RCA elections.
OCT 2013
Srinivasan to face criminal charges
The President of the Sri Ganganagar District Cricket Association, has filed a criminal complaint with the Marine Drive Police Station at Mumbai against N. Srinivasan.
Suit against Disciplinary Committee deemed maintainable
The court Ms. Ruby Alka Gupta, learned additional District Judge - 02 at the Patilal House Courts New Delhi has held in its order obtained on October 19th 2013 that the suit filed by Mr Lalit Modi in February 2013 is maintainable.
Media coverage: Rajasthan High Court order
A glimpse of the media coverage garnered after the Rajasthan High Court stayed the BCCI ban
MAY 2013
'Where were the anti-corruption units of ICC and BCCI?'
With international-level players like Sreesanth getting caught in spot fixing, don’t you thing that the IPL plant that you planted is drying up, almost to death?
I received death threats for refusing to fix IPL matches, says Lalit Modi
Lalit Modi, now in exile in London, was the architect of the billion-dollar cricket league. A league which has revolutionised the game completely, making India the true commercial epicentre of the sport.
IPL was clean during my time, says Lalit Modi
Former chairman of the Indian Premier League said Thursday was the sad day for Indian cricket. Speaking to the media after three Rajasthan Royals players, including Sreesanth, was arrested allegedly for spot-fixing at least three separate IPL games, Modi slammed the current IPL organisers for "lack of governance."
Lalit Modi comes down hard on BCCI
Architect of the beleaguered Indian T20 league, Lalit Modi, came down hard on its chairman Rajeev Shukla as well as the BCCI for the current mess that the cash-rich tournament currently finds itself in following the arrests of Rajasthan Royals players S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila on spot-fixing charges on Thursday.
MAR 2013
Court takes cognisance of chargesheet in rave party case
A special court on Monday took cognisance of the chargesheet filed by Mumbai police in Juhu rave party case, in which IPL player Rahul Sharma and actor couple Apoorva Agnihotri and Shilpa Agnihotri are among the accused.
Yuvraj, Unmukt power North Zone to Deodhar Trophy final
Half-centuries by senior pro Yuvraj Singh and the talented Unmukt Chand helped North Zone cruise to a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Central Zone to enter the Deodhar Trophy final, here on Monday.
UK reprieve for Lalit Modi
Former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi has got a reprieve from the UK authorities which told India that Modi cannot be extradited without a court request.
FEB 2013
BCCI chief summoned on Modi's plea
BCCI President N Srinivasan and disciplinary committee members Jyotiraditya Scindia and Arun Jaitley have been issued summons by a Delhi court on a plea by former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi.
NOV 2012
Lalit Modi claims he escaped being murdered
Modi made the allegations in the book “Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy: A Journey to the Heart of Cricket’s Underworld” written by British journalist Ed Hawkins.
Spot-fixing rife: Lalit Modi
Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi has said that spot-fixing is "rife in the game" and that he has survived three attempts on his life for refusing to fix IPL matches.
Modi rubbishes reports about return to india
Former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi has rubbished media reports that the Indian government has sought help of British authorities to deport him from the United Kingdom, saying such stories were based on "innuendo and misinformation".
IPL not the same, as it was
The IPL brand, as a single entity including all the stakeholders, was valued at $4.13 billion in 2010, when the tournament was at its peak with former chairman Lalit Modi at the helm.
OCT 2012
'BCCI gifting IPL team to Srinivasan's friends'
Former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi on Thursday, fired a fresh salvo at Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N Srinivasan, alleging that he is trying to "gift" the Hyderabad franchise to his "friends".
SEP 2012
'IPL decisions were collective, not personal'
Former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi has said allegations levelled in show cause notices by the ED for alleged forex law violations of over Rs 1,310 crore in the conduct of the T20 tournament in South Africa concerned "collective responsibilities" rather than being personal.
Hard to see IPL going this way: Lalit Modi
I've been advocating action from the IPL Governing Council for some time to ensure the future prosperity of brand IPL. They must act for the benefit of the supporters, owners, sponsors and all commercial partners but progress — if any — appears to be dangerously slow.
AUG 2012
Modi continues attack on Shukla
A day after accusing the Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla of planning to start a Twenty20 League in the United Arab Emirates, former IPL boss Lalit Modi on Tuesday tweeted documents that allegedly supported his claims.
Modi settles libel case against Giles Clarke
Former Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi has settled his libel case against England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Giles Clarke out-of-court, an ECB statement said on Tuesday.
JUN 2012
Tony Greig tells India to put cricket before cash
Former England captain Tony Greig has urged India to accept the "spirit of cricket is more important than generating billions of dollars". India is cricket's economic powerhouse, driving the finance of the global game through the sponsorship and broadcast deals that derive from the sport's huge popularity in the world's second most populous nation.
SA to host fourth edition of CLT20
South Africa will host the fourth edition of the Champions League Twenty20 in October with Pakistan's Sialkot Stallions being the new entrant, it was confirmed on Tuesday.
'Hitting the nets at NCA 'big achievement' for me'
Rehabilitating at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), Yuvraj Singh on Tuesday said that hitting the nets after being treated for cancer is a "big achievement" for him and he is hoping for things to get better with each passing day.
New target on Dawood's hit list: Lalit Modi
Indian Premiere league, inventor, Lalith Modi is said to be on the Dawood hit list. According to the various city high police alert, Lalith was on the hit list during the IPL season. So, for this reason, his security was beefed up during the IPL series.
APR 2012
England jealous of IPL: Pietersen
Jealousy could be the reason for negative attitudes in England towards the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL), Delhi Daredevils batting star Kevin Pietersen said.
FEB 2012
BCCI rules out further negotiations with Sahara
A day after Shashank Manohar, who played a key role in bringing Sahara into the IPL fold in 2010 was asked to mediate the BCCI-Sahara talks, a senior BCCI official has categorically denied any further discussions with the corporate group.
IPL auction in 2009 was rigged in favour of CSK, claims Lalit Modi
Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi on Tuesday claimed that the auction for the 2009 edition of the cash-rich T20 tournament was "rigged" in favour of Chennai Super Kings whose owner, N Srinivasan, is now the president of the Indian Cricket Board.
Lalit Modi slams Srinivasan for Sahara's ouster from Indian cricket
Former IPL chairman Lalit Modi on Saturday blamed BCCI president N Srinivasan's arrogant style of functioning for Sahara Group's decision to snap all the ties with the Cricket Board.
OCT 2011
International Award For Lalit Modi
Lalit has this week been officially recognised as one of the world's leading sports innovators at a prestigious International Sports Management Awards evening in London.
JUL 2011
Tim May backing Harper in fight against India's influence
The BCCI wields too much power according to FICA chief Tim May
Michael Holding hits out at BCCI 'power'
West Indies legend Michael Holding criticises the BCCI for wielding too much power
JUN 2011
'Lalit Modi has no stake in Sri Lanka Premier League'
Somerset Entertainment Ventures deny that Lalit Modi is involved in their organisation
'Control' freak? Time for the BCCI to show some humility
Richard Sydenham writes about the BCCI's domineering nature
Modi clarifies that he has no role in SLPL
Lalit Modi distances himself from having any links with the SLPL
MAY 2011
No regrets, no complains: Shane Warne
The Australian bowling legend credits Lalit Modi for a memorable spell with the IPL.
The Confidence Man
Samanth Subramanian provides an in-depth view of the emergence of the IPL under the guidance of Lalit Modi.
Rise & fall of the Commissioner
Lalit Modi and the Indian Premier League
APR 2011
Modi defends family cash made in IPL
'Only family believed in my idea'
No regrets, declares Lalit Modi
LKM decides to speak out on the various allegations he's facing from the BCCI
Lalit Modi claims he is victim of a 'witch hunt'
Modi responds to allegations of corruption
'I'll come back only if it is safe'
Lalit Modi cites security concerns for not returning to India
Can't get bigger than the IPL
Big Bash is no competition to the IPL, say experts
IPL boss responds to rebel league allegations
LKM responds to allegations of planning a rebel league in England.
MAY 2008
Lalit Modi: Cricket's billion-dollar brain
Lalit Modi reveals how his passion for cricket helped him create the Indian Premier League
It was a team effort: David Warner
SRH captain applauds Kohli and his team's support to win maiden IPL title.
Neutral venues for Ranji games: BCCI technical committee
Duleep Trophy is also in for a revamp from a zonal to a four-team event under lights.