Following former IPL Supremo Lalit Modi’s letter surfacing on Twitter, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that Chief Executive David Richardson had received an email from the former in June of 2013 about alleged corruption in the IPL.
According to Mr. Modi, a renowned Indian real estate tycoon who is a book maker and an avid gambler paid three international cricketers money and gifts to the tune of 20 crore INR each, making a total of 60 crores.
This, Mr. Modi wrote in a letter and forwarded to David Richardson in 2013, asking him to follow up on it and pass it on to the relevant authorities if deemed necessary.
The letter was then posted on Twitter this Friday and shown to state, “Three players, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo and Suresh Raina, are in close contact with real estate tycoon Baba Diwan of HDIL. Reliable sources have informed me that he has paid in cash and kind (flats) to the above three in tune of Rs 20 crore each.”
According to the ICC spokesperson, “The ICC confirms that Mr Modi’s confidential email, which was received in June 2013, and which has recently been published on Twitter, was provided to the ACSU at the time. The ACSU handled the information in accordance with its standard operating procedures, which included sharing it with BCCI’s anti-corruption unit”.
It was also revealed by the ICC that they had shared the information in the letter with the BCCI. However, the Times of India was unable to get any response from the Indian board in light of the recent facts.