IPL Spot fixing: Lalit Modi lauds Lodha panel’s landmark verdict

New Delhi : Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi on Tuesday lauded the Supreme Court-appointed Justice R.M Lodha committee’s landmark verdict on the Indian Premier League spot-fixing case, saying that the ruling was the ‘first honest decision taken on Indian cricket’.

“Lodha committee report is just the first step. It is not an end but has to be taken as a starting point. This is just the start,” said Modi in a series of tweets regarding the decision.

“Great outcome for justice and integrity. No surprise first honest decision on Indian cricket and it comes from outside the BCCI,” he added.

Slamming the Board of Control for Cricket, Modi said, ” BCCI cover up failed only because the courts intervened. Is this the way a public body should have functioned. Shame.”

In a landmark judgement on corruption, the committee found Chennai Super Kings (CSK) official Gurunath Meiyappan and Rajasthan Royals (RR) co-owner Raj Kundra guilty, and imposed life suspensions on the duo.

The committee also suspended Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals from participating in the IPL for a period of two years. (ANI)