HC extends stay on BCCI''s DC against Modi till Jan 24

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Mumbai, Jan 13 (PTI) The Bombay High Court todayextended till January 24, the ad interim stay granted by iton the proceedings against former IPL commissioner Lalit Modiby BCCI''s Disciplinary Committee (DC), after both the partiessought time to file additional affidavits.

Justice S J Kathawala had, in an interim order onDecember 25, stayed the proceedings initiated against Modi byBCCI''s DC probing into allegations of financialirregularities.

The matter came up for confirmation before the samebench, which today extended the interim stay granted earlier.

The BCCI had also appealed against the December 25 orderof the High Court granting ad interim stay on DC''s proceedingsagainst Modi. However, a division bench of the High Courtrefused to give relief to the Cricket Board.

BCCI once again moved a division bench after theChristmas vacation and this time one of the judges sought torecuse himself from hearing the case. The BCCI''s appeal is yetto come up before another bench.

Modi had contended that under Rule 1(q) of BCCI Rulesthere can only be one DC which has to be appointed by theBoard at every Annual General Meeting (AGM). But the Board hadnot appointed any DC at its AGM held on September 29, 2010.

He also argued that the BCCI was acting contrary to itsown constitution and bye-laws.

The constitution of a separate DC to hear the chargesagainst Modi was an attempt to amend the constitution andbye-laws of BCCI without following the procedure for amendmentas contemplated under Tamil Nadu Act and Rules, which areapplicable to BCCI, Modi contended.

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