Suspended Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi has charged that the Board of Control for Cricket in India is shying away from acknowledging that its secretary N Srinivasan attended the Disciplinary Committee hearing held in Delhi to probe into his alleged misdeeds in running of the T20 League.
In a letter to BCCI CAO Prof Ratnakar Shetty, Modi's advocate Dhawal J Mehta, of soliciting firm Wadia Ghandy and Co, has asked why the Board "continues to be allergic to admitting and accepting, plain and simple, that Mr Srinivasan attended the hearing held on 27th July, 2010".
Pointing out that Shetty had himself said in his July 29 letter that apart from people who signed their attendance there were other individuals "who were assisting in the disciplinary process", Mehta said it was perplexing to see Srinivasan's name missing from the attendance sheet.
"Mr Srinivasan is the secretary of the BCCI and not a member of support/secretarial staff employed at the meeting. We are therefore perplexed at what assisting in the disciplinary process involves. We are equally at a loss as to why the presence of such a person assisting in the disciplinary process should not be recorded," the letter said.
Mehta requested Shetty, who represented the BCCI at the meet in Delhi, to include Srinivasan's name in the list of attendees, failing which the intervention of the disciplinary panel comprising Arun Jaitley, Chirayu Amin and Jyotiraditya Scindia would be sought to settle the issue, he added.