Modi blamed for 'misdemeanours', given 15 days to reply
Justifying the suspension of Lalit Modi as vice president of Board of Control for Cricket in India and Indian Premier League's chairman and commissioner, board president Shashank Manohar said on Monday that his alleged acts of "individual misdemeanours" had brought a bad name to the board.
Manohar also issued a show cause notice to Modi asking him to explain within 15 days why disciplinary action should not be taken against him.
"The events of the last few days have thrown up lot of sad and unfortunate developments," Manohar said in a press statement in the early hours Monday.
"While we rejoice and celebrate the great success of IPL season 3, the alleged acts of individual misdemeanours of Mr.Lalit Modi, Chairman IPL and vice president, BCCI, have brought a bad name to the administration of cricket and the game itself."
Manohar said that he waited for the IPL to conclude before taking any action against Modi because he did not wanted to "disrupt" the tournament.
"Immediately after the conclusion of the IPL final, the BCCI secretary, Mr. N. Srinivasan has in consultation with me issued a show cause notice to Lalit Modi under Rule 32 (iv) calling upon him to show cause within 15 days why disciplinary action should not be taken against him."
"Simultaneously in exercise of the powers vested in me under Rule 32 (vii), I have suspended Mr. Lalit Modi from participating in the affairs of the Board, the IPL, the Working Committee and any other Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India," Manohar said.