Fali Nariman opts out of the legal team to pick BCCI officials, replaced with Anil Divan
Mr Nariman said he had represented BCCI in 2009 as part of a case and hence, recuse from the responsibility bestowed upon him
The Supreme Court on Tuesday replaced renowned lawyer and jurist Fali S Nariman with senior lawyer Anil Divan for suggesting new BCCI administrators, a day after the apex court ruled that a panel would be appointed to run the cricket organisation on a daily basis.
Nariman said he had represented BCCI in 2009 as part of a case and hence, recuses himself from the responsibility bestowed upon him.
On Monday, a three-member Bench of Chief Justice T.S. Thakur and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachudhad had sought "objective assistance" from senior advocate Fali Nariman and amicus curiae and senior advocate Gopal Subramanium to select persons of integrity and record to run the BCCI.
The Supreme Court removed Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke from BCCI president and general secretary posts respectively on Lodha committee report controversy. The apex court fixed the next date of hearing on January 19.