Arun Jaitley, Jyotiraditya Scindia submit their report on Lalit Modi to BCCI

Lalit Modi (above) was probed by a disciplinary committee comprising Arun Jaitley and Jyotiraditya Scindia © Getty Images

New Delhi: Jul 9, 2013
The two-member special disciplinary committee comprising of Jyotiraditya Scindia and Arun Jaitley, appointed to investigate charges leveled against former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi, had completed their probe and submitted their findings to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

“Yes, an exhaustive report has been filed by Mr Scindia and Mr Jaitley. It is close to 500 pages and at this point of time, it won’t be opened. The report will be placed in front of the BCCI working committee that is scheduled to meet at Kolkata on July 28,” a senior BCCI office-bearer told PTI on Tuesday.

“The working committee will discuss and analyse the findings of the two-member committee and recommend appropriate measures. The ratification will be done by the BCCI AGM in September.”

The third member of the committee was BCCI President N Srinivasan, who has currently stepped aside from discharging his duties after the IPL betting and match-fixing scandal involving his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan broke out.

The BCCI official also informed that BCCI’s ACSU chief Ravi Sawani has almost completed his investigations on the spot-fixing scandal that rocked the IPL having taken depositions from tainted cricketers Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan along with Siddharth Trivedi and Harmeet Singh, who were also approached by the bookies.

“Sawani will submit his report and recommendations any time in the next few days,” he added.

However the official said the two-member inquiry commission comprising of retired judges looking into alleged involvement of Srinivasan haven’t yet set a date by which their probe will be complete.

“It seems that they (retired judges) will take some more time. They are co-coordinating with Professor [Ratnakar] Shetty about all the relevant documents that they need. We can’t set a date as to when it will end,” he concluded.