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BCCI gives Lalit Modi another breather

mumbai Updated: May 19, 2010 00:33 IST

Lalit Modi got a breather after the BCCI granted the suspended IPL Commissioner 10 additional days to reply to the second show cause notice issued to him for his acts 'detrimental to world cricket'.

Modi was issued the notice on May 6 on the basis of an e-mail received from England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Giles Clarke and has now time till May 31 to reply, according to Modi's legal advisor Mehmood Abdi.

The suspended IPL chief, who responded to the first show cause notice from the BCCI over allegations of murky financial deals and bid-rigging with a voluminous 15,000-page reply last Saturday, had asked for more time to answer the second notice on Sunday.

The deadline for submitting his reply to this notice was May 21 before BCCI acceded to his request and gave Modi a 10-day grace period.

The notice referred to Modi's March 31 meeting in New Delhi with representatives of three English counties in which he allegedly talked about a parallel IPL in England and Wales.

Rampal defends IPL parties

Mumbai: Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal who had tied up with IPL 3 to organise after match parties, said it was unfair to blame 'IPL parties' for Team India's unceremonious exit from the T20 World Championships in West Indies.

'It is very sad that the IPL parties are being blamed for the loss. Foreign players too attended these parties and they played extremely well in the T20,' Rampal said on Tuesday.