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BCCI reforms: Supreme Court replaces Nariman with Divan

January 03, 2017 12:07 IST

Fali NarimanThe Supreme Court on Tuesday replaced noted jurist Fali Nariman with senior lawyer Anil Divan after he expressed his inability to assist the court in suggesting names for administrators for the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

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

The bench, also comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY 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.

The apex court on Monday ordered removal of Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke from the posts of BCCI president and secretary respectively for not complying with its July 18 order.

The Supreme Court also decided to initiate contempt proceedings against Thakur by seeking his response as to why he should not be held liable for obstructing the implementation of the court's directions aimed at reforming BCCI.

The Supreme Court observed on December 15 that the BCCI chief Thakur prima facie appears to have committed matter of perjury in relation to demanding an intervention via a letter from the International Cricket Council in order to sidestep the implementation of the Lodha recommendations.

Image: Fali Nariman


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