BCCI appoints former Gujarat DGP Shabir Hussein as its Anti-Corruption Unit chief ahead of IPL 2021

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New BCCI ACU chief Shabir Hussein Shekhadam Khandwawala will take over the job from Ajit Singh, former DGP of Rajasthan, whose tenure ended on March 31.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Shabir Hussein will replace Ajit Singh, who held the post from April 2018 to March 21, 2021
  • Shabir Hussein Khandwawala retired as Gujarat DGP in December 2010
  • The new Anti-Corruption Unit chief will be flying to Chennai on Wednesday

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday appointed former Gujarat DGP Shabir Hussein Shekhadam Khandwawala as the head of its Anti-Corruption Unit.

Shabir Hussein will take over the job from Ajit Singh, former DGP of Rajasthan, whose tenure ended on March 31. Singh was the Indian cricket board's ACU since April 2018.

"It is a matter of a great honour that I am part of the BCCI which is the best run cricketing body in the world.

"Besides my expertise on security matters, what should help me in this role is my love for the game.

"I also want to congratulate my predecessor for doing a fine a job and keeping Indian cricket's image clean," Khandwawala told PTI.

Khandwawala, a 1973 batch IPS officer, retired as Gujarat DGP in December 2010.

After that he was an advisor to the Essar Group for 10 years. He has also been a part of the central government's Lokpal Search Committee, which was mandated to appoint the Lokpal.

On this occasion, the BCCI did not invite applications for the post. The new ACU chief will be flying to Chennai on Wednesday.

Khandwawala also attended the final ODI between England and India last month to get an idea of how things work in the board.