Lalit Modi loses case against BCCI in High Court
IPL chief Lalit Modi was at the receiving end of a judgement by the High Court who rejected his petition which had asked for an independent probe instead of the disciplinary committee that was set-up by the BCCI. Suspended IPL chief, Modi’s lawyers had called the disciplinary committee biased and filed a case in the High Court.
The court had heard both parties on Wednesday and said that they would give out the judgement on Thursday. Today, this decision to reject Modi’s case meant that Modi will now need to face the BCCI’s disciplinary committee consisting of Chirayu Amin, Arun Jaitley and Jyotiraditya Scindia.
Modi’s lawyer had argued in the court that it was impossible to expect an unbiased decision from the committee and hence there should be a new one formed. The lawyer said that Amin was an interim chief of the IPL and had a bias against Modi, whereas Jaitley should not be on the panel because he had ratified Srinivasan’s opinion to have the case referred to the disciplinary committee in the first place.
BCCI said that the Modi-petition should be dismissed given that the hearing was a part of constitution. The High Court then asked the Modi lawyers whether the BCCI rules allow an “independent” disciplinary committee. Modi’s lawyer replied in the negative.
This effectively means that Modi will now need to appear in front of the disciplinary committee constituted by the BCCI. The disciplinary committee will have till the 26th of October to pronounce their judgement.
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