Suspended IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi gave BCCI's Disciplinary Committee meet a miss in Mumbai today. His lawyers are, however, attending the meet.
The BCCI meet was to discuss charges levelled against Modi. Modi had been summoned to appear before the committee.
The Bombay High Court on Thursday armed the BCCI with a favourable court verdict. The division bench of the Bombay High Court comprising Justices BH Marlapalle and Roshan Dalvi rejected the petition filed by Modi seeking reconstitution of the disciplinary committee of BCCI. Modi was, therefore, expected to appear before its Disciplinary Committee.
The Board said that the Discplinary Committee may be forced to issue a fresh date to Modi in case the suspended Commissioner fails to attend Friday's hearing.
The Disciplinary Committee comprises interim IPL Chairman Chirayu Amin, Arun Jaitley and Jyotiraditya Scindia.
BCCI's Chief Administrative Officer Ratnakar Shetty said on Thursday if Modi fails to attend the hearing fixed for 12 noon on Friday, then the committee has the option of providing him with a fresh date.
Modi had said that he wanted the committee of independent persons and not of those who are the members of BCCI, as they would be biased against him.
Modi was slapped with three showcause notices after his suspension by the BCCI and has replied to all three notices.
The suspension order was issued to Modi by the BCCI on April 25 following which he was slapped showcause notices on April 26, May 6 and May 31.