Former Director-General of Police, Shabir Hussein Shekhadam Khandwawala has been appointed as the new BCCI Anit-Corruption Unit Chief. The 70-year-old, a 1973 batch IPS officer, takes over from Ajit Singh whose tenure ended on March 31. He retired as Gujarat DGP in late 2010, after which he worked with the Essar Group as an advisor and was also part of the central government’s Lokpal Search Committee
“It is a matter of 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,” Khandwawala told PTI. “I also want to congratulate my predecessor for doing a fine job and keeping Indian cricket’s image clean.”
Khandwawala will head to Chennai on April 7 prior to the commencement of the 2021 Indian Premier League. He also attended the India-England final ODI in Pune on March 28 before joining formally.
Ajit, a former DGP of Rajasthan, took up the role in April 2018 and will continue for a month to help Khandwawala with the new role. Ajit, a 1982-Rajasthan cadre IPS officer, had retired in 2017 before taking up the role with BCCI.