Rise and fall of Lalit Modi

Print edition : July 10, 2015

Lalit Modi before the final of the 2010 IPL at the D.Y. Patil Stadium in Mumbai on April 25, 2010. Photo: K.R.DEEPAK

Lalit Modi (centre) waves to the public as IPL teams parade in Cape Town on open buses on April 16, 2009. Photo: AFP/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA

BCCI president Shashank Manohar (right) with Secretary N. Srinivasan at a press conference in Mumbai on April 26, 2010, immediately after Lalit Modi was suspended as the commissioner of the IPL. Photo: Vivek Bendre

Modi with Bollywood actors (from left) Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta and Shilpa Shetty in Cape Town, during the 2009 IPL. Photo: GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP

A ruthless businessman who made cricket a spectacle of packaged entertainment, Lalit Modi was a victim of his own success.
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