Following the rejection of his petition today against the Cricket Board by the Bombay High Court, decks have been cleared for suspended IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi to appear before BCCI's Disciplinary Committee tomorrow to answer various charges levelled against him.
Modi is out of the country presently and is unlikely to make it in time for the 12 noon summons by the committee comprising IPL's interim Chairman Chirayu Amin, Arun Jaitley and Jyotiraditya Scindia.
"He has to appear personally before the Disciplinary Committee", said BCCI CAO Prof Ratnakar Shetty when asked whether any other person can represent the suspended T20 League Chairman.
Modi responded with a staggering 15,000-page reply to the first show cause notice served on him on April 26 by the Board accusing him of financial irregularities and bid-rigging.
He also responded to the two subsequent notices issued to him by the Board against the charges of trying to undermine the world and Indian cricket structure and wrong-doings in the granting of theatrical rights for the IPL.
Modi denied all these charges and also counter-punched by accusing BCCI's Secretary N Srinivasan of holding a personal grudge against him and wanted the latter as well as president Shashank Manohar to desist from playing a part in subsequent disciplinary proceedings.
Manohar recused himself from the three-man panel and was replaced by Scindia who was nominated to the committee at the Board's Special General Meeting earlier this month.