Modi backs magazine`s claims of match-fixing

Last Updated: May 11, 2011, 16:09 PM IST

New Delhi: A few days after raging a controversy over the Jaipur pitch, former Indian Premier League chief Lalit Modi has once again hogged the limelight by backing an investigation by a magazine, `Sports Illustrated` into rampant spot-fixing in the subcontinent.

The magazine has claimed that the second edition of the IPL, which was held in South Africa and some of the matches in the recently-concluded World Cup were fixed by a sophisticated bookmaker network.

"Some of the incidents described are factual. Quite an accurate story. Well researched I must say," Modi wrote in his twitter page yesterday.

Modi had earlier raised a controversy by suggesting that the change of pitch for the IPL match between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings in Jaipur had been done at the behest of BCCI Secretary N Srinivasan.