BCCI has imposed a life ban on Former IPL Commissioner and its Architect Lalit Kumar Modi. In a Special General Meeting (SGM) convened today at Chennai, BCCI members voted in favor of the ban. This means Modi would not be able to hold any position in BCCI or institutions affiliated to BCCI.
Reports say that the decision to put a life ban on Mr. Lalit Modi was accepted with two-third majority in the SGM chaired by president in-exile N Srinivasan.
Earlier today he moved to Supreme Court for stay of BCCI SGM to consider disciplinary committee’s report against him, but the Apex Court refused to intervene.
On September 6, 2013, BCCI’s three member committee consisting of Jyotiraditya Scindia and Arun Jaitley accused Mr. Modi of several charges of irregularities during his tenure as IPL Chief, which Mr. Modi vehemently denies.
The SGM was convened to discuss the report of the Disciplinary Committee on Modi and decide the quantum of disciplinary punishment.
On September 21, a trial court had restrained BCCI from holding its SGM on Modi’s plea. However, yesterday the Delhi High Court quashed the Trial Court’s judgement and allowed BCCI to hold the General Meeting.
He was suspended after the IPL closing ceremony in April 2010 on charges of financial irregularities in running IPL as well as improper practices during the auction of two new teams before the third edition.
On September 30, BCCI and Lalit Modi would appear before the trial court over the original case. Lalit Modi may contest the life ban imposed by BCCI SGM.
49 year old Modi, who has been living in London after being suspended said he would continue to fight, whether or not he is banned. “My ban or no ban is least if my concerns. More concerned about faith of cricket. So my efforts will continue to go after all those who harm cricket. and continue the good fight I say to fans of the game.”, he said on Twitter today morning.