Dubai, June 2: With the ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ANSU) drawing flak from various quarters for its toothless functioning, the international body is making a change at the top.
Yogendra Pal Singh, who is a former joint-director with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), comes in in place of another Indian Ravi Sawani. Sawan had held the post since Nov 2007 before retiring.
Sawani will, however, continue to work with the ACSU as a consultant so that his extensive knowledge and experience are available to the world cricket's governing body, an ICC statement said.
The Delhi-based Singh, comes to the new role with 30 years of experience, including stints in the CBI.
Singh will work in conjunction with ASCU chairman Ronnie Flanagan, to ensure the game of cricket remains on top of the issues of corruption and security within the sport, the ICC statement read.
"We are fortunate to have a person of YP's outstanding credentials and experience to take over and I am sure he will continue the good work of ACSU," ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat said in the statement.
"As recent events have shown, the menace of corruption in sport is real but with the measures we have established over the years the public can be confident that we will make certain the integrity of the sport is maintained. YP will bring with him a fresh outlook," Lorgat added.