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Meet the man tasked with checking match-fixing in Indian cricket

Last updated on: March 31, 2018 20:33 IST

Ajit SinghThe Board of Control for Cricket in India on Saturday appointed former Rajasthan DGP Ajit Singh as the Head of its Anti-Corruption Unit, replacing former Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar.

Neeraj, though, has been kept in advisory role in the ACU till May 31 2018.

A 1982 Rajasthan cadre IPS officer, Singh retired as Director General of Police, Rajasthan on November 30, 2017.

"Having served the Indian Police Service for around 36 years, Mr. Singh comes with a wealth of experience in anti-corruption operations, investigative work and field policing. Singh also headed the anti-corruption bureau of Rajasthan for four years," a BCCI release said.

He will take charge of the office ahead of the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League starting next week and will be based out of BCCI headquarters at Cricket Centre, at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.

"Neeraj Kumar, the former Police Commissioner of Delhi, has been retained as Advisor – Anti-Corruption Unit till May 31, 2018," according to the release.

The BCCI has also engaged the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit like previous years for the upcoming season of IPL.

"Both BCCI and ICC will closely work towards keeping the highest level of compliance for the Indian Premier League," added the BCCI release.

IMAGE: Ajit Singh

Photograph: BCCI

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