The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday announced the appointment of Ajit Singh, the former Director General of Police of Rajasthan, as head of Anti-Corruption Unit. Singh, a 1982 Rajasthan cadre IPS officer, retired as DGP, 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. Mr Singh also headed the anti-corruption bureau of Rajasthan for four years," the BCCI said in a statement.
Singh will take charge of the ACU office ahead of 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL), starting April 7, and will be based out of BCCI headquarters at Cricket Centre, Mumbai.
Former Police Commissioner of Delhi Neeraj Kumar has been retained as advisor to the Anti-Corruption Unit till May 31, 2018.
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.
(With PTI inputs)