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HC rejects Modi�s petition

By The Assam Tribune

MUMBAI, July 15 (PTI): The Bombay High Court today rejected the petition filed by suspended IPL Chairman and Commissioner Lalit Modi seeking reconstitution of the disciplinary committee of BCCI to hear allegations against him relating to irregularities in the conduct of the T20 League.

The High Court said that it was not going into the merits of Modi�s petition but disciplinary committee itself can decide on the reconstitution when it meets tomorrow.

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.

The BCCI�s disciplinary committee comprises interim IPL Chairman Chirayu Amin, Arun Jaitley and Jyotiraditya Scindia. Modi was slapped with three showcause notices after his suspension by the BCCI and has replied to all three notices.

In today�s decision, the division bench of Justices B H Marlapalle and Roshan Dalvi said that it will be open for Modi to challenge the ultimate finding of the committee and at that point he can also raise the issue of legality of the constitution of the committee.

The bench also said that it will leave it to the present committee members whether they should withdraw on moral grounds.

Modi had challenged the cricket body�s decision to suspend him and prayed for quashing of the disciplinary proceedings against him.

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