Head of ICC’s Anti Corruption Unit Retires
Yogendra Pal Singh, better known as YP Singh, has retired from the ICC as its Anti-Corruption and Security head (ACSU) and has returned to his country India.
Confirming to Bipin Dani from his base in Delhi, Yogendra Pal Singh said, “I have retired from the ICC on 28th January and have returned to India”.
On asked whether he would be considering to take any consultancy job either with the ICC or the Indian cricket board (BCCI), he said, “At this stage I have no intention to be involved with the game but to enjoy the life post-retirement”.
In 2011, the former joint-director with the Central Bureau of Investigation was hired by the ICC as the ACSU head. He had replaced India’s Ravi Sawani.
Sawani, however had worked with the Indian cricket board for sometime and was the chief investigator when the spot-fixing scandal broke in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
YP Singh didn’t wish to offer his comments on the recent Pakistan Super League (PSL) where more than half a dozen players were questioned and three Pakistan players (Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif and Nasir Jamshed) are banned till the full investigation is complete.
The ICC was closely monitoring the remaining PSL matches in Dubai and the final in Lahore on Sunday.
Search for the replacement
The ICC is yet to name the replacement for YP Singh. The search is on, it is also learnt. Martin Vertigen will act as a chief till the new appointment is finalised.
Indian officer for Sri Lanka matches
India’s Bir Singh will officiate in the forthcoming matches against Bangladesh in Sri Lanka as a representative from the ICC, it is also learnt here.