Modi's 2nd reply to be less voluminous:Lawyer

Updated: 28 May 2010 09:48 IST

Lalit Modi will meet the May 31 deadline for replying to the second BCCI show cause notice and it's expected to be shorter than his first 15000 page reply.

Modi's 2nd reply to be less voluminous:Lawyer

Mumbai:

Suspended IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi will meet the May 31 deadline for replying to the second BCCI show cause notice and it's expected to be less voluminous than his staggering 15000-page reply to the first notice, his legal advisor Mehmood Abdi said on Friday.

Modi has responded to the first show cause notice over allegations of murky financial deals in the IPL and bid-rigging with a voluminous reply on May 15.

Abdi said Modi is now on course to meet the May 31 deadline for replying to the second show cause notice served on him for his alleged acts that are detrimental to world cricket".

"We intend to meet the deadline for replying to the second show cause notice as we did for the first," Abdi said.

"The volume of the reply depends on the issues raised. I don't think the reply would be as voluminous.

We will try to satisfy the Board (with the reply)," Abdi said.

Modi sought and obtained a 10-day breather for replying to the second show cause notice from the Board. He was issued the notice on May 6 on the basis of an e-mail received from England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Giles Clarke.

In his e-mail, Clarke levelled serious charges against Modi which the Board found "detrimental to Indian cricket,English cricket and World cricket at large".

The notice referred to Modi's March 31 meeting in Delhi with representatives of English counties Yorkshire, Lancashire and Warwickshire in which he allegedly talked about a parallel IPL in the England and Wales in which eight existing franchises would bid for nine counties in UK.

"You have allegedly discussed this as a commercial proposition...and also set out that IPL would guarantee each county a minimum of USD 3-5 million per annum plus a staging fee of USD 1.5 million if the counties supported this idea," the BCCI notice said.

"You have allegedly offered a structured deal, by which the returns would be shared 80:20 between the franchises and the counties, a player model based on the IPL model and offered inducement to gather the rest of the county members to support your ideas and goad them to overpower their own governing bodies," it said.

"You have allegedly planted a seed of thought of players' revolt if the governing bodies of respective cricket boards do not allow them to participate in this extended version of IPL," it added.

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