BCCI turns down Modi's demand for his hearing

Published: Thursday, August 12, 2010, 11:46 [IST]
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BCCI turns down Modi's demand

A major setback for suspended IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi who had been seeking for a new disciplinary panel for his hearing as the BCCI has turned down his request.

The BCCI has also fixed August 18 as the next date for the disciplinary hearing.

"The BCCI request of Mr Lalit Modi for recusal of certain members of the Disciplinary Committee is rejected," the BCCI said in a statement.

The Disciplinary committee wil continue to comprise Chirayu Amin, the interim IPL chief, Arun Jaitley, senior BJP leader and BCCI vice-president and Jyotiraditya Scindia, president of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association and a sitting Congress MP from Gwalior for the panel meet to investigate the charges of financial irregularities against Modi.

Earlier, Modi had said that certain members were biased towards him and he wanted a new panel for his hearing.

The upcoming hearing is scheduled to be held at Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi said the BCCI.

Meanwhile, Modi's lawyer Mehmood Abdi threatened to take legal action against the board for the decision against Modi.

"We don't consider it as a fair order. We will take appropriate legal steps after consultations with senior counsels,"said Abdi.

The disciplinary panel has met thrice so far and Modi had skipped on all three occasions.


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