Lalit Modi’s new dream: MMA league
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is arguably the most lavish spectacle Indian, or world, cricket has seen since the Kerry Packer days. Now, the embattled founder of the IPL, living in exile in London to avoid Indian investigative agencies on charges of money laundering, among other offences – all of which he has denied – has his eyes on an even bigger prize: fighting. Specifically, televised live fights of some of the biggest names around the world, to be beamed prime time in all the major cities around the globe.
Over the past six years, since he was forced out of the IPL and Indian cricket, to boot, Modi, it seems, has been exploring and attending martial arts events to identify and build a group to rival the best in the business. He already has his global venture company, Valor Sports and Entertainment Group, bringing in together almost all the big athletes from Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) registered in Singapore.
Modi, who said his final goodbye to Indian cricket on Saturday by resigning as the president of the Nagaur District Cricket Association in Rajasthan, is now looking to build a media brand enterprise that will shake up every household across the world …read more