BCCI to have two panels for Modi’s case: Reports

Zeecric Bureau

Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India, BCCI, has called for a Special General Meeting (SGM) on Saturday to decide on the ‘reconstitution’ of the disciplinary panel probing charges of financial irregularities against former IPL chairman Lalit Modi after it was rendered without jurisdiction since September.

“It’s (SGM) with regard to the technical point raised by Lalit Modi’s counsel. It’s a minor thing,” BCCI secretary N Srinivasan had said.

Modi’s counsel Mehmood Abdi had pointed out last month that the three-member disciplinary panel did not have the BCCI General Body’s mandate.

Abdi said that BCCI has forgotten to re-constitute the Committee for the year 2010-2011 at its AGM held in September.

“We are in a peculiar situation as of today. As per 1(Q) of BCCI by-laws various committees have to be freshly constituted. In its AGM, they did not form a fresh disciplinary committee,” Abdi said on November 22.

“As for us, therefore, there is no disciplinary committee in existence as this panel does not enjoy the mandate of the GBM as required by BCCI constitution. There was no reconstitution, re-nomination or formation of the disciplinary body,” he added.

While, Modi asked for a complete overhaul in the disciplinary panel, comprising of Chirayu Amin, Arun Jaitley and Jyotiraditya Scindia, reports claim that BCCI would not dissolve the panel and would give an extension to it till the probe against Modi is complete.

The BCCI, instead, would form another panel for the year 2010-11, which would comprise of President Shashank Manohar and two other present administrators; thus, maintaining two disciplinary panels till Modi’s case reaches a conclusion.

The present panel, which met mostly in Delhi, was constantly opposed by Modi’s camp due to the nomination of Amin and Jaitley, both members of the IPL Governing Council when it was headed by Modi, citing bias.

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