Thursday, 15 January 2009

The Brain Behind IPL Cricket

IPL Cricket would not be the grand sporting and business sensation that it is today if not for - Lalit Modi. He is the chairman and commissioner of IPL cricket and a vice president at BCCI and hit the national limelight with the launching of the IPL T20 Cricket.

Born on November 29, 1963, Delhi, Lalit Kumar Modi was the President of Rajasthan Cricket Association. Today, he is the Vice President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. IPL cricket is his brain child.

Along with Inder Singh Bindra, he studied the European and American sports league and decided that an IPL Cricket league would definitely work in India. They set about planning out the IPL Cricket format and nitty-gritty. Initially the BCCI was sceptical about the success of this new scheme and did not approve it.

Everything changed after India won the T20 World Cup in South Africa under Dhoni's captainship. The all conquering heros got a grand reception with millions of people thronging the streets to welcome them. The euphoria generated by the mass hysteria of India's win finally convinced the BCCI and the IPL Cricket was born.

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