Calcutta: Inderjit Singh Bindra, the former president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), feels the match-fixing episode that engulfed Indian cricket in the 2000 is nothing compared to the spot-fixing scandal of 2013.
And none other than Amitabh Bachchan agrees with him.
On Sunday, Bindra tweeted: “IPL match-fixing scandal involving Guru (Gurunath Meiyappan) and (Narayanswamy) Srinivasan is much bigger in scope and dimension than the 2000 saga.”
Bachchan made a post almost immediately, which read: “Yehhh!!”
And somebody from London promptly retweeted Bindra’s post. And it is none other than Lalit Modi.
In the summer of 2000 cricket’s future was thrown into jeopardy after the match-fixing scandal came out in the open.
The episodes involved several top-rung international cricketers, including the then South Africa captain Hansie Cronje, Hershelle Gibbs, Nicky Boje, former India captain Mohammed Azharuddin, Ajay Jadeja and Salim Malik.