Lalit Modi to file reply to second showcause notice tomorrow
Lalit Modi will tomorrow submit his reply to the second showcause notice issued to him by the BCCI which accuses the suspended IPL Commissioner of planning a rebel Twenty20 league in England.mumbai Updated: May 30, 2010 16:29 IST
Lalit Modi will submit his reply to the second showcause notice issued to him by the BCCI which accuses the suspended IPL Commissioner of planning a rebel Twenty20 league in England on Monday.
"The reply would be filed tomorrow. It would not be as voluminous (as the reply to the first show cause)," Modi's legal adviser Mehmood Abdi reiterated on Sunday.
Modi's reply to the first showcause served on him soon after the conclusion of IPL's third edition on April 25 ran up to over 15,000 pages, including a 160-page main reply with supporting documents.
Modi responded to the first notice over allegations of murky financial deals in the IPL and bid rigging on May 15. He was served a second showcause by the BCCI on May 6 based on an e-mail sent to the Board by England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Chairman Giles Clarke.
In his e-mail, Clarke leveled serious charges against Modi that the Board found "detrimental to Indian cricket, English cricket and World cricket at large."
The notice referred to Modi's March 31 meeting in Delhi with representatives of English counties Yorkshire, Lancashire and Warwickshire in which he allegedly talked about a parallel Twenty20 league in England and Wales in which eight existing franchises would bid for nine counties in the UK.