Former IPL chairman Lalit Modi has slammed the International Cricket Council (ICC) and its plans to disband the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU).
"It's true that the ACSU has done virtually nothing all these years. Since its inception in 2000, the ACSU has failed to nail even a single corrupt cricketer or official," Modi told dna from London. "However, it is even more appalling to hear the ICC chief executive (Dave Richardson) say that the ACSU could be disbanded. Believe it or not, the ICC wants to empower the anti-graft unit of every member nation. How can they do that? Why would, say, India's ACSU ever try and nail its own players?" he reasoned.
Modi also blasted Richardson for keeping quiet all these weeks and months even after the Supreme Court rapped Srinivasan on the knuckles. "I am told the ICC wants all individual anti-corruption units to report to its chairman. And as of now, the man set to occupy that chair is Mr N Srinivasan. Now, Mr Srinivasan is someone who failed to act against a fixer (son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan). To me, one who helps a fixer or fails to act against one is also a fixer," Modi fumed. "By controlling the entire ACSU mechanism, does Srinivasan want to fix matches the world over?" Modi added.