The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday decided not to reconstitute the disciplinary committee which is hearing charges of financial irregularities against former Indian Premier League (IPL) Chairman Lalit Modi.
It has been further decided that the term of the three-member panel will be till the matter is decided.
The decision was taken at a Special General Meeting (SGM) convened to resolve the matter after Modi”s counsel Mehmood Abdi had said that the three-member disciplinary panel did not have the BCCI General Body”s mandate
Abdi also alleged that the BCCI had forgotten to re-constitute the Committee for the year 2010-2011 at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in September.
“As for us, therefore, there is no disciplinary committee in existence as this panel does not enjoy the mandate of the GBM as required by BCCI constitution. There was no reconstitution, re-nomination or formation of the disciplinary body,” he said.
Abdi said the members of the Disciplinary Committee were aware of this factual position since September 29 as they were all present in the AGM meeting held on that date.
“Members of the committee should not have proceeded in the matter and should have disclosed this fact to us earlier,” Abdi said, adding that the conduct of the BCCI was unfair and has caused serious prejudice to Modi.
The panel comprises of Chirayu Amin, Arun Jaitley and Jyotiraditya Scindia.