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Decide panel composition within six days: SC

The Supreme Court asked the BCCI and former Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi to decide within six days the composition of a panel probing alleged financial lapses by Modi.

cricket Updated: Oct 22, 2010 01:20 IST

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India and former Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi to decide within six days the composition of a panel probing alleged financial lapses by Modi.

The apex court bench of Justice JM Panchal and Justice Gyan Sudha Misra gave time to both BCCI and Modi to work out a compromise on the composition of the disciplinary committee.

Senior counsel Ram Jethamalani told the court that since the BCCI had taken the stand that it was not possible to change the composition of the committee, he would discuss the matter with his client Modi.

The court also suggested that at this stage it would let the existing committee go ahead with the inquiry. However, when its report is discussed in the annual general body meeting of the BCCI, three members of the inquiry committee, Chirayu Amin, Arun Jaitley and Jyotiraditya Scindia would not participate in the meeting.

The court said that both the contending parties would next Wednesday report back to the court the outcome of their efforts to arrive at a compromise. In case of a deadlock, the court will resume hearing the matter from then onwards.

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