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Ahead of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), former Gujarat DGP Shabir Hussein Shekhadam Khandawala has been appointed as the head of the BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit. He will replace Ajit Singh, who served in the same capacity from April 2018 to March 2021.
However, Singh has reportedly said that he will still be with the BCCI for a while to allow Khandawala to seamlessly fit into his new role. And now, Khandawala has opened up on his appointment. He stated that it is an honor to be associated with the BCCI and added that it is the best cricket body in the world.
Khandawala also revealed that besides his expertise in security matters, it is his love for cricket that would help him in his current role.
“It is a matter of great honor 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,” said Khandawala as quoted by the Indian Express.
“I want to congratulate my predecessor for doing a fine job, says Khandawala
Khandawala also said that he wanted to congratulate his predecessor for doing a fine job in keeping Indian cricket clean during his tenure.
“I also want to congratulate my predecessor for doing a fine job and keeping Indian cricket’s image clean,” said the 70-year-old.
Khandawala has an illustrious job resume. He was the advisor to the Essar Group for a decade and is also a retired Director General of Police (DGP) as well. Apart from that, Khandawala was also an integral part of the Lokpal Search Committee which was appointed by the Central Government.
Khandawala will be flying to Chennai on 7th April 2021 ahead of the 14th edition of the IPL, which will commence on 9th April 2021. The inaugural match of the 2021 edition of the IPL will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and five-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians (IPL) in the city of Chennai. The 2021 IPL season will conclude on 30th May 2021.
Source: Cricket News – CricTracker