Modi: 'I extracted maximum value for the BCCI'

Lalit Modi talks to ESPNcricinfo after being banned for life by the BCCI

Interviewer: Nagraj Gollapudi

September 26, 2013

Posted by Atul on (September 26, 2013, 11:23 GMT)

@12kris: The format was supposedly proposed by Modi much before the ICL but the BCCI didnt show much interest. With India's T20 WC win and the (relative) success of ICL I, the BCCI saw it for the money spinner that it is and the rest, as they say, is history

Posted by 12kris on (September 26, 2013, 8:38 GMT)

Jagmohan Dalmia is the one who made the BCCI commercially successful. The ICL promoted by Zee Entertainments and supported by people like Kapil Dev established in 2007 the format and the model of what IPL copied in 2008 after throttling ICL. The way they killed the ICL was unethical to say the least, denying them venues, and banning the players from playing any matches under the BCCI. Lalit Modi is nothing more than a 'wheeler dealer' who used the clout of the BCCI to make money using a model already proved by ICL.

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