Neeraj Kumar to stay on as ACSU chief

The former Delhi Police commissioner has denied media reports suggesting he will have to step down.

Neeraj Kumar dismissed the media reports saying “it’s incorrect.”   -  Monica Tiwari

Former Delhi Police commissioner Neeraj Kumar has denied reports suggesting he will have to step down as the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) chief. Kumar told Sportstar there wasn’t any truth to these reports.

"That's incorrect," Kumar said on Thursday.

According to media reports, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) had instructed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials to quit after they turn 60. That meant Kumar, who took charge a few years ago, would have also called it a day.

Kumar, however, said he hasn't heard any such thing yet. "It is not true. I took up the job at the age of 62, and will continue," Kumar said.

The ACSU has drawn flak after Pune pitch curator Pandurang Salgaonkar was allegedly involved in 'tampering' the pitch ahead of the second ODI between India and New Zealand. Not willing to talk about it, Kumar assured all help to the ICC ACU in the investigation process.