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Modi will e-mail reply to 2nd showcause notice on Monday night

May 31, 2010 17:16 IST

Lalit Modi will on Monday night submit through e-mail his reply to the second showcause notice issued to him by the BCCI which accuses the suspended IPL Commissioner of planning a rebel Twenty20 league in England, his lawyer said on Monday.

Modi's legal adviser Mehmood Abdi said the reply will be sent via e-mail and a hard copy, which is expected to be a two dozen-page document, would be submitted at the BCCI headquarters on Tuesday.

"Lalit Modi is in Europe now and he will file the reply through e-mail tonight. I will submit a hard copy of the reply to the BCCI tomorrow," Abdi said.

The BCCI has been informed of this, Abdi added.

On May 15, Modi had replied to the first showcause served to him soon after the conclusion of IPL's third edition on April 25 over allegations of murky financial deals in running the Twenty20 event.

He was served a second showcause by the BCCI on May 6 based on an e-mail sent to the Board by England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Chairman Giles Clarke.

In his e-mail, Clarke levelled serious charges against Modi that the Board found "detrimental to Indian cricket, English cricket and World cricket at large."

The notice referred to Modi's March 31 meeting in Delhi with representatives of English counties Yorkshire, Lancashire and Warwickshire in which he allegedly talked about a parallel Twenty20 league in England and Wales in which eight existing franchises would bid for nine counties in the UK.

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