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BCCI convenes special meeting to decide Modi's fate

June 19, 2010 19:41 IST

The Cricket Board has convened a Special General Meeting (SGM) in Mumbai on July 3 to decide the fate of embattled Lalit Modi amidst speculation that the suspended IPL Commissioner may be expelled from the BCCI.

lalit modiThe SGM has been mainly convened to discuss replies of Modi to the three show-cause notices slapped on him by BCCI in the wake of the IPL controversies.

"The Board's SGM will be convened on July 3 in Mumbai to discuss the replies sent by Mr Modi," BCCI sources said on Saturday.

Speculation was rife that a resolution to expel Modi from the BCCI would be moved at the meeting. No Board official was willing to confirm it.

As per BCCI's Memorandum of Rules and Regulations, a three-fourth majority would decide the fate of Modi at the SGM.

"The Board shall, at the Special General Meeting specially convened, take appropriate decision by majority of three-fourth members present and voting at the said meetings," according to the memorandum.

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.

Modi was slapped a show-cause notice and suspended from all positions in the BCCI, including as chairman and commissioner of its sub-committee IPL, on April 25 soon after the conclusion of the final of the Twenty20 league.

Modi was accused of financial irregularities in the conduct of the league as well as rigging the bids for franchisees and he responded to the notice with a staggering reply running over 15,000 pages.

The Board issued him a second show cause notice - based on an email from England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Giles Clarke - which accused him of trying to destroy the structure of world and Indian cricket on the day he replied to the first and he retorted with a 24-page reply.

The third and last notice issued to him related to alleged irregularities in the awarding of theatrical rights and 150-second commercial slot in between balls during the telecast of IPL III matches.

He responded to the third show cause notice a few days ago with a 50-page reply with supporting documents.

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