BCCI panel reserves order on recusal issue

New Delhi: The BCCI disciplinary committee, probing into suspended IPL Chairman Lalit Modi`s alleged financial irregularities, tonight decided to reserve its order on the contentious recusal issue.

After its third hearing into the case, the committee decided that there be no more discussion on the recusal issue.

Modi`s lawyer Mehmood Abdi said the arguments on their demand of recusal of panel members Arun Jaitely and interim IPL chief Charayu Amin are complete.

"Order on the recusal issue is reserved. There will be no further hearing on the issue of recusal and no date has been fixed for the decision," Abdi told reporters after the meeting which lasted close to three hours.

"The panel has legal luminary like Jaitely and I think the committee will take a decsion after considerig all the arguments counter arguments and rejoinder by both the parties," Abdi added.

Modi`s lawyers said they raised other issues also in tonight`s meeting.

"We raised issues like appointment of a retired Supreme Court judge in the panel and some other issues. But other matters will be taken up only after the settlement of recusal issue," he said.

The disciplinary commitee comrises of Jaitely, Amin and Congress MP Jyotiradiyta Scindiya.

Modi has been insisting that Jaitely and Amin recuse themselves from the panel.

Earlier, in the day Modi created a flutter by claiming that BCCI was asking his lawyers to recuse themselves from the proceedings.

One being asked about Modi`s tweet, Abdi said, "The committee has clarified on the issue in this meeting, the matter is settled and we should not get into controversy," he said.


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