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Bombay High Court to decide on Lalit Modi plea today

By Devaki

Mumbai, July 15 (ANI): The Bombay High Court will pass an order today on suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) Commissioner Lalit Modi's petition to quash the BCCI's disciplinary proceedings against him.

At Wednesday's hearing, Modi's lawyer, Virag Tulzhapurkar alleged that the BCCI's disciplinary committee had vitiated the process of a fair trail and that the Board's actions were coloured by institutional bias.

Modi had moved the court a week ago, challenging all decisions taken by the BCCI, including the decision to suspend him from his position as IPL Commissioner, and had asked for an independent panel to probe the matter.

The BCCI had in May delivered a show cause notice to Modi on charges of financial irregularity.

There are five main charges against Modi, ranging from receiving kickbacks, for allotting TV broadcast rights to indiscipline and leveling baseless charges against the BCCI.

He is also facing charges of rigging the bidding of two new IPL teams, which were eventually won by Sahara and the Kochi IPL consortium and also for being a ghost owner in three IPL teams.

Modi has claimed that he has submitted most of the relevant IPL documents.

They include all franchisee agreements, global media rights agreements, the global media rights packages, bid documents, media rights licensee agreements, eligibility letters of all bidders with details and all sponsorship agreements entered into by IPL. (ANI)

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