BCCI to meet on Lalit Modi today
The Cricket Board has convened a Special General Meeting today to reconstitute the disciplinary panel probing charges of financial irregularities against former IPL chairman Lalit Modi after it was rendered without jurisdiction since September.cricket Updated: Dec 11, 2010 09:35 IST
The Cricket Board has convened a Special General Meeting on Saturday to reconstitute 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.
The panel, which met mostly in Delhi, comprised Chirayu Amin, Arun Jaitley and Jyotiraditya Scindia. Modi's camp had consistently opposed the nomination of Amin and Jaitley, both members of the IPL Governing Council when it was headed by Modi, citing bias.
It would be interesting to see whether the Board's SGM nominates the same trio as the new panel's members.