The third show cause notice slapped on Lalit Modi is nothing but the Board's response to his allegations against BCCI Secretary N Srinivasan, according to the lawyer of the suspended IPL Commissioner.
"The third notice was a counter blast to the requisition application moved by Modi calling upon both Shashank Manohar(BCCI President) and Srinivasan to recuse themselves from the disciplinary proceedings (against the former) to enable a free and fair trial," Modi's lawyer Mehmood Abdi told reporters here.
The third show cause notice, issued on Monday, related to selling of theatrical rights and 150-second commercial breaks in between deliveries during IPL-III.
Abdi, who came to the BCCI headquarters here to submit the hard copies of Modi's reply to the second notice, said instead of replying to the suspended IPL chief's 14-page letter dated May 25 the BCCI had issued another show cause as they did not find anything "unsatisfactory" in his reply to the first one.
The first show cause was issued on April 25 soon after the completion of IPL-III final alleging financial irregularities and bid rigging in the running of the Twenty20 League.
The second showcause notice, sent on May 6, charged Modi with trying to start a rebel Twenty20 League in England. It was on the basis of an e-mail sent to Manohar by England and Wales Cricket Board's Chairman Giles Clarke.