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We will take action at the right time: Modi’s laywer

Mumbai: After unsuccessfully giving Cricket Board (BCCI) secretary N Srinivasan 48 hours’ time to recuse from any disciplinary proceedings against him, suspended IPL commissioner Lalit Modi is deciding the future course of action, said his legal counsel Mehmood Abdi on Thursday.

“We gave Mr Srinivsan 48 hours to recuse himself and to alter the agenda of the July 3 Special General Body meeting. We have not got a reply (from Srinivasan) in this regard. We are watching the developments and will take appropriate action at appropriate time,” Abdi told reporters.

Modi wrote to Srinivasan, stating that the latter’s decision to convene the SGM to ratify his action of referring the charges against the suspended IPL chief and his replies thereof to the BCCI’s disciplinary committee was illegal.

Modi, who has raised counter allegations against Srinivasan, gave the BCCI secretary time till June 23 to confirm that his replies would be circulated to the BCCI’s general body in order to “decide the way forward in the matter including the allegations against him.”

The suspended IPL chief also wanted his suspension to be placed before the general body.

Apart from ratifying Srinivan’s action in referring the charges against Modi - and his replies - to the disciplinary committee of Board, the SGM has also been entrusted with the task of finding a replacement for BCCI chief Shashank Manohar, who has withdrawn from the disciplinary panel.

The third item on the agenda is “to discuss and take any other appropriate decisions with regard to the IPL and matters arising thereof.”

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