BCCI meet against Modi put off to end of month

Mumbai: The next hearing of the Cricket Board’s disciplinary committee, probing charges of financial irregularities agianst Lalit Modi, has been put off by two weeks following a request from the former Indian Premier League Commissioner’s attorney Mehmood Abdi.

Abdi requested that the sitting, scheduled on Monday and Tuesday at Delhi, be put off following an accident of Modi’s counsel Swadeep Hora, who has been cross-examining the witnesses of the BCCI and the request has been accepted, it was learnt.

Hora met with an accident on Friday evening while he was travelling back to Jaipur and would be unable to conduct the cross examination today and tomorrow as his son has sustained injuries and required his care and attention, the Modi camp informed disciplinary panel member Arun Jaitley.

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 December 11 and appointed 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.


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