Former Indian captain Bishan Singh Bedi spoke to Outlook about IPL and the silence of the cricketers in its governing council.
Was only Lalit Modi the villain of the piece in the IPL drama?
There’s no doubt he’s the only one responsible, because it’s clear that he didn’t consult anyone and took decisions unilaterally.
But there were 14 people in the IPL governing council, including three former India captains.
Yes, that’s strange. I don’t know what the governing council has done over the last three years. They were getting paid very big salaries; you pay people to do a job, not just to sit there quietly. You can’t pretend that there was nothing suspicious you saw over the last three years. Why did they take up the job if they had no courage of conviction about it? And having taken it, why did they keep quiet?
Was it correct to suspend Modi?
He should have been thrown out, there’s no point listening to him!...