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IPL opening ceremony was 'appalling', 'unbearable': Modi

Lalit Modi is out of IPL, but he will not let anyone forget that he fathered the cash-rich T20 tournament.

Last night Modi sent out a flurry of tweets taking a dig at the lacklustre opening ceremony held in Chennai, saying: "So according to IPL fans - nearly 100% have Tweeted they would have preferred Pre Game Opening Ceremony rather than an opening like today."

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"Can't bear to watch it anymore - as on Tv it looks appalling. Was really looking forward to seeing something well presented. I am sure the Ratings will show," Modi, who is in London, tweeted.

Modi said having the opening ceremony in a proper stadium would have been better rather than having it at the YMCA Ground.

"I would have preferred Opening Ceremony to be in A Stadium atmosphere, before a game. Rather than like a Concert like opening. The truth is I am in complete Shock - that a show like this can be staged. What was the Bcci thinking when they decided on this format," he further tweeted.

Modi was the architect of the IPL and was in charge of it in 2008, 2009 and 2010 before being suspended by the BCCI on charges of financial irregularities.

With inputs from IANS

Published Date: Apr 04, 2012 09:59 AM | Updated Date: Apr 04, 2012 10:02 AM

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