The rise and fall of Lalit Modi

Updated: 25 September 2013 16:20 IST

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.

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.

2009:
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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