For several months, Lalit Modi's Twitter account had been silent.
This was unusual, because Modi used to be an unstoppable tweeter; one intemperate tweet had even caused him legal trouble.
But the account revived on Tuesday, April 3, after the inauguration ceremony of the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League in Chennai.
"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."
A day later, Modi added on the micro-blogging site: "IPL is a vibrant product that should bring together the players, the concept, the excitement and the fans. But the fact [that] this was a ceremony that was not the immediate prelude to the first fixture was in my view, a mistake."
He replied to one of Omar Abdullah's tweets about IPL: "Miss being there. Hope all's well with you. Much love."
Image: Ex-chairman of India's cricket IPL, Lalit Modi (C), leaves the High Court in central London on March 5, 2012, after the hearing in a libel case brought against him by Former New Zealand cricket captain Chris Cairns. Cairns went on to win a substantial sum in damages.
Text: Aabhas Sharma and Veenu Sandhu, Business Standard