Bribery scam hits IPL

Published: Thursday, April 15, 2010, 0:29 [IST]
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Bribery scam hits IPL

New Delhi: Yet another controversy over IPL as Kochi franchise alleged that Modi offered $50mn to Rendezvous sports to quit IPL.

“We were offered $50 million by Modi to withdraw from the Kochi team" Shailendra Gaikwad, CEO of the franchise, alleged within hours of Mr. Modi telling reporters that there was a question mark over the owners of the new team.

Rendezvous sports secured by a bid of Rs. 1,533 crore last month.

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“We went through the process in the right manner and won the bid. But within 10 days of winning the bid, Mr. Modi offered us $50 million to give away the rights of the IPL franchise," Mr. Gaikwad said in a interview.

On the other hand Modi said, “Are they mad. Who will offer them Rs. 200 crore. I will take legal recourse."

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