The Board for Control of Cricket in India's (BCCI) disciplinary committee has postponed its meeting over sacked Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi by two weeks following a request by Modi's lawyer Mehmood Abdi.
One of the chieg litigants in Abdi's team Swadeep Hora, and the latter's son were involved in an accident while on their way back from Jaipur and both require urgent medical attention. So Abdi requested that the sitting scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, Dec 13 an 14, be put off till the month-end
Hora was supposed to conduct the cross examination on the previously fixed dates. Modi's camp informed disciplinary panel member Arun Jaitley of the unfortunate development. The new dates of the hearing have been fixed as December 27 and 28, it was learnt.
At the previous hearing on November 22, Modi had raised a technical point that the panel probing charges of financial irregularities allegedly committed by Modi as the IPL chief did not have the mandate of the Board's AGM held on September 29.
The Board, subsequently, convened a Special General Body Meeting here on Dec 11 and retained the same three-man panel consisting of Jaitley, Chirayu Amin and Jyotiraditya Scindia to continue the disciplinary proceedings against Modi.
Modi, who is overseas, has not attended in person any of the previous sittings of the panel.