BCCI case: SC replaces Fali Nariman with Anil Divan

FS Nariman told a bench headed by CJI T. S. Thakur that he had represented the cricket body as a lawyer in 2009 and hence, did not want to be part of this exercise


On Monday, the court ordered removal of Anurag Thakur (above) and Ajay Shirke from the posts of BCCI president and secretary, respectively. Photo: Reuters
On Monday, the court ordered removal of Anurag Thakur (above) and Ajay Shirke from the posts of BCCI president and secretary, respectively. Photo: Reuters

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday replaced noted jurist F. S. Nariman with senior lawyer Anil Divan after he expressed his inability to assist the court in suggesting names for Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) administrators.

Nariman told a bench headed by Chief Justice of India T. S. Thakur that he had represented the cricket body as a lawyer in 2009 and hence, did not want to be part of this exercise.

The bench, also comprising justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y, Chandrachud, then asked Divan to work with senior advocate Gopal Subramaniam, who is assisting the court as an amicus curiae in the matter and suggest names of the administrators for running the BCCI. The court had asked the two lawyers to suggest names of possible administrators within two weeks.

On Monday, the court ordered removal of Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke from the posts of BCCI president and secretary, respectively.

It had also ordered initiation of contempt and perjury proceedings against them.

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