Lalit Modi's e-mail to BCCI

Suspended IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi has asked the Board via an e-mail to name the source as he thinks this is all fiction.

updated: May 13, 2010 08:59 IST
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New Delhi:

After BCCI said it could not offer evidences to prove allegations against Lalit Modi since those were communicated to them by their reliable source, the suspended IPL Commissioner has asked the Board via an e-mail to name the source as he thinks this is all fiction.

Below is Lalit Modi's mail to the BCCI

I have repeatedly sought your confirmation that except the documents supplied to me, no other document or material will be relied upon or used against me in these proceedings. This confirmation is, however, still not forthcoming.

You have declined to name the 'reliable source' who allegedly orally communicated with the BCCI. You have sought to justify this by claiming that this oral communication was 'privileged and confidential'. This confirms my apprehension that there is no 'reliable source' and this is all fiction and the 'privilege and confidential' claim made is only to cover this up.

Assuming that this phantom 'reliable source' exists, the withholding of the name of the alleged 'reliable source', for the reasons stated, is illegal and unjustified. This is also manifestly unfair. I cannot respond to the 'un-known,' nor be condemned on the basis thereof. This alleged oral communication from the 'reliable source' is required to be wholly excluded from consideration in these proceedings. Please confirm the same.

A clear and early response would be greatly appreciated, since the extension for filing my reply is till close of Saturday. I reserve my liberty to seek an opportunity to cross-examine the persons who are said to have made oral communication against me to the president, if the BCCI intends to rely upon the same.

Lalit Modi,
Chairman and Commissioner (suspended)
Indian Premier League