Modi owns 132 domains: IPL commissioner and chairperson who is recently suspended, Lalit Modi is owner of 132 domains. It seems that he knows the power of internet and using it very well. Among these 132 websites, official websites of the Indian Premier League and the Champions League are also included. J Cherian is listed as technical administrator of the IPL official website has email id hosted with name of Modi as modi.com. It shows mail server and domain name of Modi’s family business empire. Lalit Modi has got several email accounts. According to an investigation made by a newspaper Lalit Modi’s name is linked with around 174 domains. Modi has registered several websites using permutation and combination of the official website. According to an investigation, twenty four domains are registered on his name with his contact email id as email@example.com. One interesting fact is that address in about 25 domains is provided as 25, Chester Street, London, London. It is in tony Belgravia area of London, and very close to Buckingham Palace and Belgravia Square. This property does not list the owner’s details. One of popular property site of London, www.mouseprice.com lists the property as a 233 sq meter flat and such properties are of cost about a million pounds.
Tempering with records: It seems that some attempt have been made to change some records on some of the websites. J Cherian was listed as administrative contact with address as 3rd Floor, Nirlon House, Worli, Mumbai while it s now changed to ‘bccl/ipl’ as the owner. Now address is given of Wankhede Stadium which is closed at present because of renovation purpose. Lalit Modi also holds the internet and mobile rights for the Indian Premier League and it has emerged as a controversy as well. Sorces making the investigation told that there is nothing illegal about owning large number of domains by Lalit Modi. One can easily own a domain and can run them with very low price every year. Indian Premier League has become a big tournament and has made BCCI one of the richest cricket boards. If BCCI want to own the IPL official website then they will have go through the legal battle with Lalit Modi. They can remove him from the various posts from IPL but it will not be a easy to deal to get the domain registered at his own name.
Lalit Modi in controversy: No doubt, the Indian Premier League has proved to a beneficial venture and has become very popular in just three year of time. Lalit Modi is now in controversy for the corruption. It is believed that some of his relatives have silent stake in some teams playing in Indian Premier League. Teams are owned by the some of the countries well known business tycoons or bollywood stars. They have paid good money to get the franchise. There is auction for the players every year which also makes good money. Lalit Modi has earned profit from it as well without showing it clearly. He has been suspended from his position and issued show cause. He is told to give his explanation within 15 days that why disciplinary action to take against him.Share