Indian cricketer Suresh Raina on 2 July said he is likely to take legal action against former IPL chief Lalit Modi and clarified he did not accept bribes from a businessman.
“In the wake of recent media reports, I would like to clear the air that I always played the game in the right spirit and with utmost integrity,” Raina said,in a statement issued by sports management firm Rhiti Sports.
“Playing cricket is my passion for whichever team I have represented. I’m also figuring what legal steps to take in this matter,” he added.
Modi had alleged two Indian cricketers and a West Indian were bribed by an Indian real estate tycoon. He tweeted claimed to have written to ICC CEO Dave Richardson in June 2013 in this regard.
Modi also named the three players and the real estate tycoon with whom they were in close contact. He also said as per reliable sources, the tycoon had paid in cash and in kind to the trio.
The ICC acknowledged receiving the letter from Modi, but gave the cricketers clean chit saying no evidence was found against them. The BCCI also gave them a clean chit.