Interestingly, the previous committee that started its probe against Modi had Manohar as one of its members but the Board chief recused himself from the proceedings and was replaced by Scindia following the contention by Modi that he (Manohar) was biased against him.
But the committee's proceedings got stalled following the objection raised by Abdi that it did not have the mandate of the General Body that met on September 29 and the BCCI convened a SGM today to reconstitute the disciplinary body.
Abdi contended last month that the Board's General Body forgot to appoint a new disciplinary committee to replace the old one whose term ended on that day.
"What an irony that an irregularly constituted committee will probe into alleged irregularities," commented Abdi, adding the Modi camp had attended earlier hearings of the previous committee with the rider -- "without prejudice to our rights and claims."
"We will agitate (against) these complex legal issues at the appropriate time and forum," he added.