Lalit Modi's stunning charges against Manohar, Srinivasan
Modi asked Manohar and Srinivasan to recuse themselves from all proceedings regarding the showcause notice to him and to constitute an independent panel to adjudicate as they were party to all the decisions as IPL Governing Council members.
Modi had prepared a long charge-sheet against Manohar and Srinivasan along with his reply to the showcause notice slapped on him on April 26.
After waiting for ten days for the chief of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to take a view on it, Modi sent out his 14-page charge-sheet against the two top officials to all GC members.
Modi in his letter pointed out how Manohar was solely invovled in some charges levelled against himself in the BCCI notice. He pointed out that the controversial decision to scrap the initial opening of tenders was taken by Manohar and it was he who went out of his way to entertain former minister of state for external affairs Shashi Tharoor and accept the Kochi bid much after the lapse of deadline.
Modi's charges against Srinivasan were much more serious. He accused the BCCI secretary of manipulating the minutes of the board meetings, players' auction for the third edition and the appointment of umpires in the second IPL in South Africa to help his team, Chennai Super Kings, misusing his office as the board secretary.
Modi revealed another startling fact, which was part of former BCCI president A.C. Muthiah's contention before a court: That the BCCI's constitution to allow Srinivasan to own an IPL team was never amended, and that he has submitted a false affidavit in the court to justify his dual status, with the connivance of Manohar and IPL vice-chairman Niranjan Shah.
"अंधेरों के जंगल में,दिया मैंने जलाया है! इक दिया,तुम भी जलादो;अँधेरे मिट ही जायेंगे !!"- तिलक