Five days before Lalit Modi’s deadline for replying to a show-cause notice from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) expires, the suspended Indian Premier League commissioner received another show-cause from the Board.
“The BCCI has issued another show-cause notice to Mr Lalit K Modi today, based on an email received from Mr. Giles Clarke, chairman, ECB, informing the BCCI about the activities of Mr Modi, which are detrimental to Indian cricket, English cricket and world cricket at large,” BCCI secretary, N Srinivasan, said in a media statement late on Thursday.
HT has learnt the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has complained to the BCCI about Modi trying to float a “rebel league” in England. “ECB has evidence of Modi discussing with at least three counties an extension of IPL in England with the same or other franchises,” said an insider.
“What was shocking was that neither the ECB nor the BCCI were kept in the loop. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that he was trying to create an ICL-like situation in England.” The BCCI is trying to get the “missing IPL documents” from Modi as quickly as possible. While confirming to Srinivasan in an email that he would return the documents the Board was seeking, Modi has demanded copies of the documents relating to the five-point charge-sheet be sent to him.
It is learnt that all the documents were put together at the BCCI headquarters on Thursday and would be dispatched to Modi on Friday.