Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Lalit Modi, suspended chairman and commissioner of the Indian Premier League (IPL), will not personally submit his reply to the chargesheet slapped on him by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
In an e-mail to BCCI secretary N. Srinivasan, Modi said his lawyer Mehmood M. Abdi would deliver the reply to the show-cause notice with relevant documents at the BCCI headquarters at Wankhede Stadium here Saturday between 2.30 and 3.30 p.m.
Modi requested Srinivasan to depute some authorised person to ‘receive and acknowledge the documents by providing adequate receipt.’
Modi was earlier considering handing over the reply personally if the Board chief or the secretary were there to receive it.
The chargesheet, giving him 15 days to reply, was served on Modi April 26 after he was suspended at midnight soon after the IPL final. The BCCI later agreed to give Modi time to reply till Saturday.
The showcause lists charges of financial irregularity, but Modi has maintained that all decisions were taken collectively by the IPL Governing Council.
The five main charges against Modi include receiving kickbacks for allotting TV broadcast rights and manipulating bids.