Mumbai:Giving in to Lalit Modi's demand, BCCI president Shashank Manohar has recused himself from the three-man disciplinary committee constituted to conduct a hearing against the suspended IPL commissioner, according to BCCI sources.
The Board's Special General Meeting convened here on July 3 to discuss Modi's replies to the three show cause notices issued to him would choose a new member to replace Manohar in the disciplinary proceedings, it was learnt.
The other two members of the committee are Arun Jaitley and Chirayu Amin, both vice-presidents of the Board. Amin is also the interim chairman of the IPL.
Modi's legal counsel Mehmood Abdi had hit out at the complete silence from both Manohar and BCCI secretary N Srinivasan over the suspended IPL chief's demand that both these Board bigwigs recuse themselves from future disciplinary proceedings against him.
"In the interest of justice and fairplay it is incumbent upon Srinivasan to totally exclude himself. The BCCI President (Manohar) may consider recusing himself from all proceedings involving Mr Modi in present and future," Abdi had said on June 16.
The SGM has been convened by Srinivasan under the instruction of Manohar to ratify the secretary's decision to refer the charges contained in the three show-cause notices to Modi by the Board's disciplinary committee for further action, the sources said.
The reconstituted disciplinary committee would hold the inquiry against Modi and the Board members would take decisions with regard to the conduct of the IPL, it was learnt.
Copies of the three show-cause notices issued to Modi and his replies as also copies of Srinivasan referring the charges against the suspended IPL chief to the disciplinary committee and Manohar's letter recusing himself from the committee were sent to all the affiliated members of the board, sources said.
As per the Board's Memorandum of Rules and Regulations, the committee would submit its findings to the Board for the latter to convene a SGM for taking appropriate decision by majority of three-fourth members present and voting.
If the SGM decides to expel Modi through a three-fourth majority, he will not be entitled to hold any position or office or be admitted in any committee or any member or associate member of the Board.
The expulsion, if it takes place, would be for three years at the minimum after which the expelled administrator can be readmitted by the Board at a General Meeting again by the same three-fourth majority present and voting, as per the memorandum.