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Maverick Commissioner: The IPL-Lalit Modi Saga By Boria Majumdar – SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

The Indian Premier League. Its mere mention forces cricket fans across the world to sit up and take notice. World cricket’s most valued property has only grown stronger with time. Conceived and implemented by Lalit Modi in 2008, the IPL has forever revolutionised the way cricket is marketed and run globally. Modi had built and orchestrated the tournament by his own rules and after the stupendous success of the IPL, the same rules were questioned by the administration. Modi was subsequently banned for life.

How and why did it happen? What went on behind the scenes? How did it all start to go wrong between Modi and the others? Are there secrets that will never come out? This book is all about everything you never got to know. Each fact corroborated by multiple sources who were in the thick of things, Maverick Commissioner is a riveting account of the IPL and the functioning of its founder, Lalit Kumar Modi. Did Modi have a long telephone conversation with a BCCI top brass the day he left India for good? What really was discussed? Is Lalit Modi the absent present for the IPL and Indian cricket?

Soon to be made into a film by Vibri Motion Pictures, Maverick Commissioner documents things exactly as they happened. No holds barred and no questions left out. It doesn’t judge Lalit Modi. All it does is narrate his story. Who is the real Lalit Modi? Let the readers decide.

About The Author :
Boria Majumdar, a Rhodes scholar, is recognized as one of India’s most influential commentators. Having covered international sport between 2002 and 2022, he is also the Founder of RevSportz, a multi-sport, multi-language digital platform. Majumdar has written more than 1,500 columns on sports over the last 20 years, and has authored or co-authored multiple books, including Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians, Olympics: The India Story (with Nalin Mehta) and Playing It My Way—Sachin Tendulkar’s autobiography. His show Backstage With Boria is one of India’s most watched sports chat shows.

Maverick Commissioner: The IPL-Lalit Modi Saga

By Boria Majumdar

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
Hardback
Non-fiction/Sports
240PP
May 2022

Published by Simon and Schuster India

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