Modi’s future may be decided today


Prime VIP
Mumbai, July 2

Lalit Modi’s fate will be on top of the agenda when the BCCI’s general body meets here tomorrow for a special sitting which is expected to take the first step towards the suspended IPL Commissioner’s eventual expulsion from the Board.

Though BCCI secretary N Srinivasan has said that the Special General Meeting has been convened to rubber stamp his decision of referring the charges against Modi to the Disciplinary Committee, it is the third item on the agenda of the SGM and that has raised some questions.

The three-point agenda of the meeting to be held at 3 pm at the Board headquarters here will “ratify the action of Srinivasan in referring the charges against Modi issued in the three show cause notices served to him to the Disciplinary Committee for further proceedings.”

As per the BCCI’s constitution, a 3/4th majority is needed at its SGM, whenever it’s specifically convened, to expel an administrator.

Indications are that Modi will have very few backers at the meeting following the decision of some of his known supporters not to attend it.

Former BCCI President IS Bindra, considered to be a big Modi backer, would not attend it on behalf of the Punjab Cricket Association.

Modi also cannot expect support from Vijay Mallya as the liquor baron will not attend the meeting.

Mumbai Cricket Association will not be represented by president Sharad Pawar, who was perceived as one of Modi’s backers earlier. — PTI