Supreme Court replaces F S Nariman with senior lawyer Anil Divan for suggesting names of BCCI administrators

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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 BCCI administrators.

Nariman told a bench headed by Chief Justice 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 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.

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.

(With inputs from PTI)


  1. The SC initiative in appointment of an eminent lawyer to control the cricket board affairs is a positive step. The sooner the board is administered by corruption free individuals of repute, the better it is for the players and public in general and the cricket game in particular. The proceedings must be transparent so that financial mis- management does not take place


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