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IPL boss must explain trip abroad

IPL commissioner Lalit Modi
IPL boss Lalit Modi is a controversial character

An Indian court has ordered Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi to explain why he has left the country without its permission.

Mr Modi, who is accused of cheating and forgery, is on bail. He is in South Africa for the IPL's second tournament.

He denies charges that he failed to give money to victims of last year's Jaipur bomb blasts as promised.

The IPL was moved to South Africa for security reasons because its timing clashed with India's general elections.

Mr Modi says a large part of the promised $1.18m has already been given to the government and that only a small amount remains to be paid.

Controversial

Justice SP Pathak of Rajasthan High Court asked Mr Modi why his bail should not be cancelled.

According to the complaint filed by a Rajasthan-based group, Nagrik Morcha, Mr Modi promised the money to then Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje for the victims of last May's Jaipur blasts. The group, which is opposed to Mr Modi, says the entire amount was never deposited.

Mr Modi's lawyer had argued in court that more than $1m had already been deposited with the government.

The court gave bail to Mr Modi on the condition that he would not leave India without prior permission.

Mr Modi is a deeply ambitious, colourful and controversial character who is known for his brashness.

He moved the star-studded, multimillion-dollar IPL's second season to South Africa after concerns over security in India, because of a clash of dates with the general elections.



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