May 17, 2010

Not two, but four

On the road in southern India, still unable to find enough time to post here. Never mind. But I did read that Lalit Modi has submitted a reply to the show-cause notice the BCCI has issued to him. That reply runs into thousands of pages. It occasioned this comment from his legal counsel, Mehmood Abdi, as quoted in The Hindu yesterday (May 16):

"For an eminent lawyer and BCCI President Shashank Manohar, it should not take two hours to read 2000 to 5000 pages ... He should be able to read all the pages and wind up in four hours."

Ah, that's a relief. For a moment there I thought Abdi expected Manohar to read the pages in just three hours. Luckily he's allowed four.


Anonymous said...

Isn't it mostly boiler-plate? While the cost may be by the number of pages, there are actually only 1% original words per page (my made-up statistic like the rest of news reporting) of a legal document. So it's really only about 20 to 50 pages of content and you should note that four hours is a generous allocation. Most of it may be used to "wind up" everything in the evening.

Sidhusaaheb said...

That should beat quite a few scanning machines, I suppose.