Former IPL Chairman Lalit Modi showed that he had no resentment for the League that had founded three years ago, despite being sacked in 2010. "The Show must Go on. IPL is a world class tournament. Its for the fans globally. Each game will be riveting.", he tweeted on Thursday.
Lalit Modi has been suspended since April 2010 by the Board of Control for Cricket in India, which has been investigating bribery allegations in the 2008 auction for new IPL teams. Modi was later replaced by Indian cricket board vice president Chirayu Amin.
The IPL is the world's richest cricket tournament, worth $4 billion in franchise fees and television rights. It has some of the best-known Bollywood cinema stars and billionaire tycoons among its owners, while several of the world's top cricketers play in its teams.