Lalit Modi expresses shock on ‘highest-level match-fixing’ in IPL

NEW DEHLI – Ex-commissioner of Indian Premier League [IPL] on Monday expressed shock and disbelief on ‘match-fixing’ to the highest order in a match between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders.

Modi tweeted a viral footage from the match in which Rishabh Pant can be heard saying that the next delivery would be hit for a four. Startlingly, the very next ball was smashed for a boundary by Robin Uthappa.

“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.

The video of the incident went viral on social media, with fans claiming that the match was fixed.

Match-fixing and spot-fixing is a new thing in India-s multi-billion dollar league. Back then in 2013, three players of Rajashthan Royals were arrested by Delhi Police on charges of spot-fixing

Subsequently, S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were banned by the BCCI for life.

In the same year, Rajhasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings were banned for two years in connection with illegal betting.