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Corruption free matches a sole goal

S S Khandwawala, who has been selected as new chief of the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) speaks to theombudsmanews

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“My goal would be to ensure the matches to be corruption free. I want to ensure that people can see what we call a real match where there is no money involved,” Khandwawala told theombudsmanews in an exclusive interview.

“I will be travelling to Chennai where IPL matches are being played and will be at every venue where Indian cricket team is playing to ensure smooth sailing of the matches. This certainly is a big responsibility as the central government has found me fit for it,” he said.

“All matches whether it is under 19, Ranji trophy, Girls’ match, women’s match, every game that is played under the roof of BBCI comes to us for scrutiny and we will ensure that everything is proper,” he said and added that, “We will tightened the vigilance and all loopholes, if any, will be taken care of.”

Khandwawala with his wife.

S S Khandwawala had been director general of police Gujarat state when prime minister Narendra Modi was chief minister of the state. Khandwawala being an IPS officer was awarded six months extension, three months twice, even after he got retired. He was part of the central government’s Lokpal Search Committee. Khandwawala will be accompanied by two IGs (Inspector General of Police)

Khandwawala, a 1973 batch IPS officer, retired as Gujarat DGP in December 2010. After his retirement, he worked with Essar as chief vigilance officer. The 70-year-old retired cop has taken over from  Ajit Singh whose term got over on March 31.

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