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sky starting to fall in on the IPL?

Lalit Modi is copping it from all sides at the moment. Allegations of improper dealings over the awarding of new IPL franchises, investigations into whether they've paid enough tax, I had a journalist contact me about the ownership credentials of one franchise investor who has alleged ties to betting, and now comes an investigation into match-fixing.

Even Allen Stanford, the jailed financial megalomaniac who set up a megabucks competition named after himself didn't have that many bullets to dodge!

My take on the match-fixing allegations which are published here, why haven't we heard any cry of foul play from legal bookmakers? Globalisation means that even if the vast majority of action happened on the black market, it usually finds it way somehow in the licensed betting community.


Either this bloke is going to have one massive fall from grace, or there are persons out there with some very big grudges against him, which often happens if you start crossing people on your quest to conquer the world and hog the limelight...

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