Modi wants BCCI to halt proceedings pending HC order

Last Updated: Sep 14, 2010, 19:27 PM IST

Mumbai: Suspended IPL chairman Lalit Modi has asked the Cricket Board to halt the BCCI`s disciplinary committee proceedings against him till the Bombay High court pronounces its order tomorrow on his petition filed against a couple of the committee members in the panel.

Modi had asked for recusal of two of the panel members - Arun Jaitley and Chirayu Amin - by claiming they were biased against him and the court today reserved the judgement on his petition till tomorrow.

Modi`s lawyer Mehmood Abdi said, "The arguments concluded today. Keeping in view the urgency of the matter the court has reserved the judgement to be pronounced tomorrow at 11 am.”

"In view of this development we are requesting BCCI to defer the disciplinary committee proceedings at least till the judgement is pronounced tomorrow because if we succeed the entire proceedings of the disciplinary committee shall be stayed," Abdi said.

Earlier the hearing of the three-member disciplinary panel, probing charges of financial irregularities against Modi, was suspended till today evening due to indisposition of the third committee member Jyotiraditya Scindia.

The meeting was scheduled for 1000 hrs at Delhi this morning but with Scindia unwell with very high fever, the meeting had to postponed for this evening.

PTI