28 February, 2021

Contessas In The Net

As Lalit Modi’s latest scandalous revelations rock the ruthless, rapacious world of cricket and politics, it has shattered the reputations of two women leaders.

Contessas In The Net
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It’s a badge that the former IPL oligarch would never have dreamt to wear—of being a Giant Lady Killer. As Lalit Modi’s latest scandalous revelations rock the ruthless, rapacious world of cricket and politics, it has shattered the reputations of two dynamic and proficient women leaders—Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan CM Vasundhararaje. But remember, the IPL also first attained notoriety after a pric­kly Lalit Modi tweeted and outed the late Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor in a vengeful spree, after being told to buzz off by her associates in the Kochi franchise. It was to set off a chain of cataclysmic events—from Lalit’s own dishonourable expulsion from IPL, the slew of cases of nepotism and corruption slapped on him, his final exit and self-exile in London, and the tragic, unexplained death of Sunanda Pushkar.

Funny, but the criminality, gossip and infamy of Lalit Modi and IPL seem to have scorched the three ladies more than any of his caravan of fellow colleagues and accomplices, from BCCI moguls and politicians, star cricketers and IPL...

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