The countdown has begun for the fall of Lalit Modi

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I still think this slime ball will get away...

The countdown has begun for the fall of Lalit Modi. The position of the commissioner of the Indian Premier League (IPL) — a $4 billion sports brand that has now been blamed for facilitating everything from match-fixing to bribery and money laundering — has become untenable as his enemies in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the political establishment gained the upper hand on Friday.

In a subdued acknowledgement of his no-win position, Modi abandoned plans to move court to claim that only he had the powers to call a meeting of the IPL governing council. Instead, in a letter to the BCCI, he pleaded for time to offer explanations. “I have worked for you for five years... Give me just five days to prepare answers to all the questions,” Modi wrote to the BCCI.

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