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Modi to skip BCCI's disciplinary committee meet

Published: Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 12:57 [IST]
 
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Modi to skip BCCI's disciplinary meet

New Delhi: Suspended IPL chief Lalit Modi will be skipping the BCCI's disciplinary committee meet to be held in New Delhi on Tuesday and will be represented by his lawyers instead.

Modi will be represented by his lawyers who are seeking the removal of Chirayu Amin and Arun Jaitley from the disciplinary panel, wanting an independent panel for Modi's hearing.

His legal counsel Mehmood Abdi on Monday said the suspended IPL Commissioner would fully cooperate with the panel set up by the BCCI.

Modi had earlier been pressing for the recusal of Jaitley, a BCCI vice-President, and Amin, the interim IPL chief, contending that being Board office-bearers they would be biased against him during the proceedings.

However, the Bombay High Court had rejected his petition for the reconstitution of the panel.

The three-member disciplinary panel, comprising Amin, Jaitley and Jyotiraditya Scindia, last met on July 16 and allowed Modi to be represented by his lawyers.

The BCCI, too, has been allowed to send only its lawyers for the hearing.

Later, Modi had asked the disciplinary committee to provide him with minutes of meetings of the special general body of the board and the IPL governing council held after his suspension.

In an application to the disciplinary committee, Modi has also asked for a copy of the amended broadcast agreement between the board and Sony-MSM, they said.

"We have asked for some documents. These are crucial to the proceedings which are already underway as the disciplinary committee and the jurisdiction of the disciplinary committee flows from these documents," Modi's legal counsel Mehmood Abdi said according to PTI report.

"It is essential for us to have access to these documents since the contents we've asked will have far-reaching implications for us. BCCI should provide us these documents as the same have implications on the co-issue of recusal, which the disciplinary committee is scheduled to finally decide at its meeting on July 27, 2010 in Delhi," he added.

At the meeting, Modi's lawyers are also expected to tell the panel when he would be available in person to attend the proceedings.

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