IPL row: Lalit Modi drags BCCI to court

Updated: Sep 09, 2010, 22:13 PM IST

Zeecric Bureau

New Delhi: Suspended IPL Chairman Lailt Modi filed a writ petition in the Bombay High Court challenging the BCCI decision of not removing two of it’s disciplinary members.

Modi wants the removal of Arun Jaitley and Chirayu Amin, the two members of the disciplinary committee, which is probing his alleged regularities in the running of the Twenty20 league.

The Bombay High Court will hear Modi’s plea on September 13.

Earlier, in his legal notice to the Cricket Board, Modi had asked for removal of one of the panelists - IPL`s interim chairman Chirayu Amin - contending that he cannot be a member as he was one of the investors in the consortium which failed in its bid for buying one of the two new IPL franchises - Pune and Kochi.

Modi had made BCCI president Shashank Manohar, secretary N Srinivasan and the three members of the disciplinary panel as respondents in his notice.

Terming the presence of Amin in the panel "unfortunate", the notice issued on behalf of Modi by his legal counsel said that the suspended IPL chief had disclosed publicly that the T20 League`s interim chief was "an investor who formed a part of the Pune consortium that made an unsuccessful bid for the two franchises this year."