BCCI has appointed former Gujarat Director General of Police Shabir Hussein Shekhadam Khandwawala as the new head of the Anti-Corruption Unit. Khandwawala will be taking over from Ajith Singh in April 2021.
Speaking about the appointment, Khandwawala said it was a great honour to be a part of the BCCI. "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 job and keeping Indian cricket's image clean," he was quoted saying to PTI.
The 70-year-old retired from public service in 2010, following which he served as an advisor for the Essar Group. He was also part of the central government's Lokpal Search Committee.
Khandwawala is likely to reach Chennai on April 7 before the 2021 Indian Premier League gets underway. He was among those who attended the final ODI between England and India at Pune on March 28 before joining the office.
Singh, whose term ended on March 31, was a Rajasthan DGP, and he served as the ACU chief from April 2018. He would be assisting Khandwawala for a month to ensure a smooth transition in the unit.