Former Gujarat top cop Shabir Hussein Shekhadam Khandwawala is new BCCI anti-corruption boss


He replaces Ajit Singh, whose term ended on March 31

Shabir Hussein Shekhadam Khandwawala, the former Gujarat director general of police, has taken over from Ajit Singh as the BCCI Anti-Corruption Unit chief. Singh started in the job in April 2018, and his term ended on March 31, but he has confirmed that he will be around to help his successor settle into the role.

“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,” 70-year-old Khandwawala told PTI. “I also want to congratulate my predecessor for doing a fine a job and keeping Indian cricket’s image clean.”

In the latest instance, the BCCI did not invite applications for the post.

Khandwawala retired from his position in the Gujarat police in December 2010, and worked in the corporate sector after that for ten years. He has also been a part of the central government’s Lokpal Search Committee.

The new anti-corruption boss would be flying to Chennai on Wednesday, ahead of the start of the IPL on April 9. He had attended the final ODI between India and England in Pune on March 28 for a taste of his new job.