BCCI’s anti-corruption chief Ravi Sawani, who investigated the spot-fixing scandal in 2013 as an ASCU head, resigned citing personal reasons. He will now serve a one month notice period. His resignation has been accepted, Board Secretary Anurag Thakur told PTI. Sawani had set up BCCI’s anti-corruption unit in 2012 after his stint with the sport’s world governing body ICC.
He reportedly wanted to quit in April but BCCI asked him to carry on until the IPL gets over. Neeraj Kumar, the former Delhi Police chief who was recently roped in as an advisor to BCCI’s anti-corruption unit, is tipped to replace Sawani.
The former ACSU head Sawani, who led the spot-fixing investigations in 2013 which took India by storm as Rajasthan Royals players S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankit Chavan were arrested for being involved in spot fixing scandal.
The 2013 IPL spot fixing and betting case came in news when Delhi Police led by then chief Neeraj Kumar arrested Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan on the charges of spot-fixing. In a separate case, Mumbai Police arrested Vindu Dara Singh and Gurunath Meiyappan fir alleged betting and having links with bookies.