The Enforcement Directorate has sent the Centre an extradition request for former chairman of the Indian Premier League Lalit Modi, the government announced on Thursday. Spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs Vikas Swarup said they will forward the request to the United Kingdom, where Modi currently is, after examining it, ANI reported.

The former cricket administrator is facing charges of money laundering. ED had sought a Red Corner Notice against Modi from Interpol in connection with a case registered against him under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. The case is based on a criminal complaint filed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India in 2010, accusing Modi for misappropriating funds amounting to Rs 470 crore during his term as IPL chief. The Chennai Police had registered a case against him and six others.