Lalit Modi may use ‘The Cricketer’ magazine as platform to attack ECB’s Giles Clarke
Lalit Modi, who hogged limelight in 2010, is now based in London. He was banned from any kind involvement in cricket in India. Modi will be talking with the owners of the Cricketer magazine this week, instigating speculation that the maverick who was once founder of the Indian Premier League may be planning to use it as a platform o stage a comeback. He could step up his attack on Giles Clarke and the English cricketing establishment.
Modi has already tweeted that he is very much interested in Test Match Sofa. It is the online radio commentary service which was put forward by the Cricketer in the year 2012.He commented on Saturday, “I’m happy to look at it,” when he was contacted by the Observer.he also stated that “I would want to understand the reach of the magazine and how it was distributed. I am seeing them next week.”
The Cricketer, was founded in the year 1921 by Sir Pelham Warner. He was the former England captain, and he is now owned by a company which is headed by two long-standing adversaries of Clarke’s – Neil Davidson, who is the former Leicestershire chairman, and Lord Marland, the Tory peer who once challenged Clarke for the ECB chairmanship in early 2009 in the wake of the Stanford debacle.
The current edition carries an interview with Modi in which he claims to be “switching targets” from N Srinivasan, with whom he has a long term dispute since his removal as IPL commissioner in 2010, to Clarke. “Giles Clarke has to be removed from his position and that is all I’m focusing on,” as said by Modi.
Clarke and Srinivasan,both of them have been the two driving forces, with Australia’s Wally Edwards,who helped in the restructure of the International Cricket Council which was a hubof much controversies, with Srinivasan given the green signal last week to take over as chairman of ICC from the next month.
The Cricketer is in a state of dilemma after the three-man editorial team which was led by Andrew Miller, was recently informed of plans for a major reformation which could lead to devastation. As that coul lead to the departure of all three. Test Match Sofa was hindered from broadcasting since the end of the Ashes series in the month of January.
Modi is now based in London, as he was banned for life from any kind of involvement in Indian cricket last September. In a Special General Meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) of which Srinivasan was the president previously. He was ordered to step down from that position by the Supreme Court in the month of March as the investigations continued.The investigators will investigate into allegations of corruption at the Chennai Super Kings IPL franchise.
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