The rise and fall of Lalit Modi

Lalit Modi made a great number of friends en route to becoming a powerful cricket administrator. He however, also lost many of them after allegations of financial irregularities surfaced against him.

Updated: September 25, 2013 16:20 IST
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Lalit Modi's journey in Indian cricket has been as much a fairytale as it has been a nightmare. The former IPL chairman - once a very prominent face of Indian cricket - was banned for life by the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Wednesday (September 25). Here is look back at some of the highlights of his career.

2005: Becomes one of the youngest BCCI vice-presidents.

2007: Announces the franchise-based IPL and Champions League T20.

2008: The sale of eight IPL franchises fetches more than $720m, and the first season proves immensely popular. Modi becomes the most high-profile cricket official in the world.

Modi is defeated in the Rajasthan Cricket Association election but retains his BCCI post as he is also on the board of the Punjab Cricket Association.

2010: Modi reveals the new Kochi franchise's share-holding pattern, triggering a set of controversies that lead to his suspension after the third IPL season. He is forced into exile in London.

2013: Receives life ban from the BCCI after a disciplinary committee files its report.

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