Mumbai: Calling for head of N Srinivasan, ex-IPL chairman Lalit Modi's lawyer on Friday demanded that the BCCI president should be suspended with the police probing his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan's alleged proximity to Bollywood actor Vindoo Dara Singh, arrested for betting on IPL matches.
Modi's attorney Mehmood Abdi said in a statement that Srinivasan should also face BCCI's disciplinary panel.
"It's a real testing time for BCCI to prove that some semblance of governance and rule is there in its affairs (and) that it applies the same rule to Srinivasan which was applied in case of Lalit Modi who, only on the basis of allegations, was suspended and show cause notices were issued to him," said Abdi in a statement.
"The Board must take sou moto cognisance of the allegation flying wide and far against its chief N Srinivasan and put him under suspension and the allegations be referred to the disciplinary committee consisting of independent people of repute and integrity for a thorough probe," Modi's legal counsel said.
"No fair enquiry is ever possible so long as Srinivasan continues to head the BCCI. Removal of Srinivasan is required all the more in view of the president centric nature of BCCI as an organisation," Abdi added.
Abdi also claimed that the latest controversy has again raised the issue of Srinivasan's conflict of interest - of owning the IPL team Chennai Super Kings while being at the helm of the BCCI.