New Delhi: Under pressure in the wake of the Indian Premier League spot-fixing controversy, the Board of Control for Cricket in India said on Monday that an anti-graft official will accompany the Indian cricket team to England for the Champions Trophy - scheduled to start from June 6.
The move comes after criticism from several quarters about what the BCCI and the International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit had done to keep a check on spot-fixing.
On Monday, head of BCCI's anti corruption unit - Ravi Sawani - even met the chief of Delhi Police and reiterated that the Board remains committed to helping in the investigations and that its own internal inquiry is being conducted into spot-fixing allegations against three Rajasthan Royals' players including pacer S Sreesanth. (Also read: In Sreesanth's hometown, betrayed fans say 'punish him')
While Pakistan had already announced earlier this month that a vigilance officer will accompany their national team for the tournament in England, BCCI now has decided on the same lines, to eradicate any chances of embarrassment in an international event.
There are eight teams which will take part in the Champions Trophy with India and Pakistan in the same group. The two teams will play each other on June 16 at Edgbaston.