ICC confirms receiving Lalit Modi’s e-mail in 2013 on international players being bribed

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed that it had received a letter from Lalit Modi in 2013 in which the former IPL Commissioner alleged that three international leading players were bribed by a business tycoon.

Modi tweeted a letter on Sunday, which he claims to have written to ICC CEO Dave Richardson in June 2013, passing on “some information” regarding the alleged involvement of two leading Indian cricketers and a West Indian player received cash and kind from the businessman.

The ICC today posted a statement on its website regarding the e-mail and clarified that it acted as per standard procedure.

“The ICC confirms that Mr Modi’s confidential e-mail, which was received in June 2013, and which has recently been published on Twitter, was provided to the ACSU at the time.

The ACSU handled that information in accordance with its standard operating procedures, which included sharing it with the BCCI’s anti-corruption unit,” said the ICC statement.