BCCI's reliable source is fiction: Modi

Updated: 13 May 2010 09:18 IST

Suspended IPL commissioner Lalit Modi has questioned the authenticity of the sources used by BCCI to press charges against him.

BCCI's reliable source is fiction: Modi

New Delhi:

Suspended IPL commissioner Lalit Modi has questioned the authenticity of the sources used by BCCI to press charges against him and said the board's reluctance to reveal the identity of the alleged source is illegal and unjustified.

In a letter to BCCI on Wednesday, Modi had raised apprehensions about the reliable source and said it was nothing more than fiction. He also asked the board to remove this oral communication from the proceedings. (Read: Modi's e-mail to BCCI)

"You have declined to name the alleged 'reliable source' who allegedly orally communicated with the BCCI. This confirms my apprehension that there is no 'reliable source' and this is all fiction and the 'privilege and confidential' claim made is only to cover this up," Modi said in his letter.

"Assuming (whilst denying) that this phantom 'reliable source' exists, the withholding of the name of the alleged 'reliable source,' for the reasons stated, is illegal and unjustified. This is also manifestly unfair. (Read: BCCI has no documents to prove charges against Modi)

"I cannot respond to the 'unknown' nor be condemned on the basis thereof. This alleged oral communication from the alleged 'reliable source' is required to be wholly excluded from consideration in these proceedings. Please confirm the same," Modi wrote in the letter according to a news channel.

Modi had received four documentary 'proofs' of his alleged wrongdoings out of the 10 charges pressed against him by the BCCI, which said it could not offer evidences for the rest of the six since those were of verbal nature.

BCCI secretary N Srinivasan had written in an email to Modi that other references made in the show cause notice for which we wanted documentary support were oral transactions or verbal communications and there is no documentary proof for those.

Modi had asked for documents from the BCCI for mounting his defence against the first show cause notice that has charged him with financial irregularities and bid-rigging in the Indian Premier League.



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