Modi moves SC against BCCI SGM

Former IPL chairman and commissioner Lalit Modi has approached the Supreme Court for a stay on BCCI's Special General Meeting (SGM) in Chennai on Wednesday.

The Delhi High Court, on Tuesday, cleared the path for the BCCI to hold its meeting to take up the report of a special disciplinary committee that probed Modi's alleged transgressions between 2008 and 2010, the period in which he was the IPL chief.

Giving a go-ahead to the board, Justice VK Shali said: "So far as appeal of the BCCI is concerned, it is allowed."

The judge also dismissed Modi's cross-appeal against the decision of the trial court which had declined to pass an interim order on his plea challenging the appointment of Sanjay Patel as secretary and Jagmohan Dalmiya as the interim chief of the cricket board by N Srinivasan.

The SGM, which is likely to be chaired by president in-exile N Srinivasan, has been convened to discuss the report of the disciplinary committee on Modi and decide the quantum of disciplinary punishment. Two-third of the majority will be needed to vote in favour of Modi's life ban.

A minimum of 21 votes are required out of the total 31 to make Modi persona non-grata in the BCCI.

Modi, 49, who has been living in London since mid-2010 after being suspended in April that year, said he would continue to fight, whether or not he is banned on Wednesday.

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