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Neeraj Kumar appointed Cricket Board’s ACSU chief


New Delhi: Former Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar was today appointed as chief advisor of the BCCI’s Anti Corruption & Security Unit (ACSU) for a term of one year. The decision to appoint Kumar to the top post was taken at the Governing Council Meeting of the Indian Premier League here, which was chaired by IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla. “We have appointed Neeraj Kumar as chief advisor to ACSU and he will have a term of one year,” BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur said.

It was under Kumar’s leadership that Delhi Police arrested former Test bowler S Sreesanth along with domestic spinners Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila for allegedly getting involved in spot-fixing while playing for Rajasthan Royals in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League.

Ravi Sawant was earlier the chief of the ACSU before his term ended. Former India captain Ganguly and Team Director Ravi Shastri attended the meeting. Sawani also attended the meeting to update on ACSU measures. Thakur said that Kolkata will host the final match of the ongoing IPL. The Eden Gardens will also host one play-off match while Pune and Mumbai will be the venues of the other two play-off games.

Asked about the tragic death of promising Bengal batsman Ankit Keshri after an on-field incident in Kolkata, Thakur said, “It was a very unfortunate incident. CAB will look into matter if there was any negligence on anyone’s part. “We will discuss the issue at the Working Committee meeting on April 26 in Kolkata. We lost a youngster,” he said.