Mumbai, Apr 26: Hitting back at the detractors, suspended IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi on Sunday, Apr 25, said that the Governing Council were informed about all the decisions related to the league in all the three editions and they were done after the approval by the General Body.
On the allegations of financial wrongdoings in the IPL, Modi said that IPL is 'clean and transparent'.
"In the last few days, we have had a lot of innuendoes, and half truths and motivated leaks (about IPL). I want to tell you that all decisions have been taken by the Governing Council and approved by the general body."
"I reassure you that if there is any flouting of rules and any irregularities I shall take full responsibility. On this occasion, I assure millions of passionate fans of the league and the game across the globe that the IPL is clean and transparent. We should not allow this brand to be diluted and we will not," he said in a speech at the end of the final match.
In a subtle reference to the IPL controversy, Modi said that some off-field drama only based on innuendoes, half truths and motivated leaks from all types of sources was unfortunate.
"The IPL has faced many challenges this season, it has not been an easy journey. However we have met these challenges face on and not once has the team buckled under pressure."
"I would like to thank my incredible team and all led by Sundar Raman and partners for the many thousands of work hours and unwavering support and professionalism that they have shown," he said.
Taking a quote from the Gita, Modi said that he had always believed that fear not what is not real, never was and never will be, what is real, always was and cannot be destroyed.
"All I wanted is to leave a small footprint in the glorious history of this game," he said.