Lalit was relieved at his passport being restored following the Delhi High Court verdict, he also said that, he will not have any role to play in the upcoming BCCI AGM as the Supreme Court-appointed, Mukul Mudgal committee has not submitted its report yet.
The former IPL chairman also hinted that if current president in exile N Srinivasan gets a clean chit from the Mudgal committee, it will effectively bring down curtains on his career as a cricket administrator.
As far his knowledge goes, the BCCI AGM will be postponed till the Mudgal Committee report is out. He believes the system needs to be cleaned up and no heaven will fall if the AGM is delayed by three months. As of now, without doubt, he doesn’t see himself playing any role in the BCCI elections, this was the statement Modi gave NDTV from London.
He exclaimed that if the Mudgal report does not go against Srinivasan, it will be extremely difficult for him to make a comeback. In that case, he will rest his case and hang up his boots. He will give up cricket administration.
When asked about, when will he come back to India, Modi stated that it will depend on what kind of feedback he gets from the competent authorities regarding the security of him and his family there.
First his friends and the police has to confirm that there is no threat from the underworld to him and his family. He will be on the next flight back in India, confirmed Modi.
Modi also said that not many people know that he has won cases against the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and there are no outstanding charges against him and agreed that a change of government has also played a big role in thinking about coming back to India.
When asked if he still has wherewithal to take on Srinivasan, Modi exclaimed that the same question was asked when we contested for the elections against Dalmiya in 2004. Though in 2005, we had a big victory and there are lots of good people in BCCI and he has a lot of friends. He added that it’s just that there are a few rotten apples.