Jagmohan Dalmiya replies to BCCI charges

Published: Tuesday, October 3, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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Kolkata: Former BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya today sent a 29-page reply to the board in explanation to the charges of misappropriation of 1996 World Cup funds against him.

Talking to UNI, sources close to Dalmiya said, '' This morning we sent a 29-page reply with annexures that ran upto 500 pages.'' ''First the copies were emailed in the morning and then the hard copies first faxed and then sent by registered post,'' the sources added.

The sources, however, refused to divulge the details of the report and said it could not be discussed as the matter was still in court. Earlier, Mr Dalmiya had received a respite from the Kolkata High Court which extended the time for submitting his explanation to BCCI.

The High Court, overriding the order of the lower court, directed that Dalmiya would submit his explanation before the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) by October 3 and would be required to appear before the board's disciplinary committee by October 10, if he was asked to by it.

Dalmiya, had claimed that several copies of documents supplied to him by the BCCI were illegible, and had moved a revision application before the high court against a city court order that rejected his application seeking fresh copies of documents and extension of time to reply to the present BCCI management over the allegations.

Dalmiya, in his appeal, had said that 64 copies of bank documents were illegible and prayed for direction to the BCCI management for supplying fresh copies and sought extension of time for replying to the charges against him.

BCCI had stated before the city court that on May 5, it had supplied copies of 273 vouchers of Indian Overseas Bank (IOB), Bhawanipur branch here to Dalmiya's representative in Chennai and he had not recorded any grievance about these.

Now, the Board would be free to summon him before the Disciplinary Committee after another seven days following that date, the judge had directed.

The Board suspended Dalmiya, pending inquiry by the disciplinary committee into allegations of financial irregularities against him.

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