Modi requests BCCI to adjourn special general meeting

New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Lalit Modi, former chairman and commissioner of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Wednesday requested the Indian cricket board to adjourn its Special General Meeting in Chennai that would take disciplinary action against him on charges of financial irregularities.

Modi wrote a letter to Sanjay Patel, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary, seeking more time to present his case and asked the board to take a decision only after Sunday's Annual General meeting (AGM).

Modi in his letter to Patel said that since his appeal is listed at 2 p.m. in the Supreme Court, he requested the members to adjourn the meeting.

"The Hon'ble Delhi High Court on 24.9.013 vide operative portion of the order pronounced at 5.30 p.m. has allowed the BCCI's appeal and has set aside the order dated 21.9.2013 passed by the learned ADJ No. 2 & Wakf Tribunal, Patiala House Court, New Delhi," Modi wrote.

"A copy of the operative portion of order has been supplied at 7.30 p.m. by the Hon'ble Delhi High Court and my lawyers are preparing Special Leave Petition to be filed before the Hon'ble Supreme Court. We intend to mention the matter on 25.9.2013 for urgent listing. In such circumstances, I would request you to kindly adjourn the meeting," Modi said in his letter.

Modi said he also wants to appear before the SGM.

"Please note that I do intend to appear before the SGM and place my version, and the facility that was extended to the BCCI witnesses for the purposes of recording of their evidence that is by way of video conferencing may kindly be extended to me as well," he said.

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