New Delhi: Former Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi has reportedly applied for citizenship in Saint Lucia – a tax haven island in the Caribbean – to evade law.

Reports said Modi, who is currently in the United Kingdom, has applied for the citizenship along with his family. St Lucia government has asked for the former BCCI vice-president’s background check through Interpol to ensure there are no criminal proceedings against him.

Soon after his suspension from BCCI in money laundering cases, Modi moved to London where his wife Minal’s family lived.

Tax haven countries allow individuals and corporations from all over the world to exploit the possibility of tax evasion, money laundering or illicit dealings. Saint Lucia is considered to be one of the best tax havens in the world. However, the island nation is believed to be selective about awarding citizenship.