BCCI elects Ajit Singh as new head of Anti-corruption unit

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 31 March 2018, 10:29 PM
BCCI (Image Source: PTI)
BCCI (Image Source: PTI)

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday appointed former Rajasthan Director of Police Ajit Singh as the head of the Anti-Corruption Unit.

Singh is specialist at handling anti-corruption operations and investigative work having earlier worked as a lead in the anti-corruption bureau for Rajasthan. He served the Indian Police Service for nearly four decades.

Ajit Singh will take charge ahead of the upcoming Indian Premier League beginning on April 7.

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Neeraj Kumar, who recently investigated the Shami incident has been retained as an advisor until May 31.

Kumar wrote a letter to the Committee of Administrator and BCCI CEO Rahul Johri emphasising their disinterest in fighting corruption, and that could be the reason of the sudden removal of the man who kept Indian cricket corruption free since the spot-fixing scandal in the sixth edition of IPL.

Along with the International Cricket Council, the BCCI will work towards maintaining the highest level of compliance during the IPL.

First Published: Saturday, March 31, 2018 09:55 PM
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