Manohar recuses himself from hearing against Modi
BCCI president Shashank Manohar has recused himself from the three-man disciplinary committee which will consider the case against suspended IPL commissioner Lalit Modi
BCCI president Shashank Manohar has recused himself from the three-man disciplinary committee which will consider the case against suspended IPL commissioner Lalit Modi. A replacement for Manohar will be chosen at a special general meeting (SGM) the board has convened on July 3 in Mumbai to discuss Modi's replies to the three show-case notices sent to him.
According to PTI, the SGM was convened by BCCI secretary N Srinivasan on Manohar's instructions. Modi has repeatedly accused Manohar and Srinivasan of harbouring personal grudges against him, and insisted neither of them should be involved in deciding his case. The reconstituted disciplinary committee will hear the case and then pass its recommendation to the general body of the BCCI, which will vote on the recommendation. The other two members of the committee are board vice-presidents Arun Jaitley and Chirayu Amin, who is also the interim chairman of the IPL.
The affiliated members of the board have been sent copies of all the documents in the case, including the three-show cause notices, Modi's replies and Manohar's letter recusing himself from the committee.
Under the board's Memorandum of Rules and Regulations, a three-fourth majority of the general body present and voting is needed to pass a resolution. If the general body votes to expel Modi, he will be ineligible to hold any position or office in the board, or in any of its members or associate members, for a minimum of three years. Following the three-year period, an expelled member may be reinstated by the same three-fourth majority present and voting.