The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has appointed Shabbir Hussein Shekhadam Khandwawala as the new head of the Anti-Corruption Unit, ahead of the Indian Premier League. A former DGP of Gujarat, the 70-year-old Khandwawala has taken over from Ajit Singh – whose term got over on March 31.

Singh, however, will be around till the end of the IPL to help in a smooth transition. 

Talking to Sportstar, Khandwawala said that he is looking forward to the new role. “I have loved cricket since my childhood and during my stint with the Gujarat Police, I organised several cricket tournaments. Having led the Anti-Corruption Bureau, I have a fair idea and the BCCI ACU has done some real good work in the past.”

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While he formally took charge on April 1, Khandwawala travelled to Pune on March 28 to watch the final ODI…

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