According to the former head of the BCCI’s anti-corruption unit, fixing is the proverbial tip of the iceberg of corruption in cricket, accounting for a “minuscule percentage of the large-scale chicanery that cricket administrators engage in.”
Neeraj Kumar, a former member of the Indian Police Service (IPS), entered the cricket world in 2015 when he was named head of the BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU). During his tenure there, he came to the realisation that fixing is only the proverbial “minuscule percentage of the large-scale chicanery that cricket administrators indulge in.” “A Cop in Cricket,” which was published by Juggernaut Books, details Kumar’s personal struggles while serving as the ACU chief at the BCCI from June 1, 2015, to May 31, 2018, as well as his “witness testimony of the three vital years of the national cricket body caught in the throes of transformation.”
“The IPL has helped cricket in India generate large income, which are distributed to state cricket bodies, where the money is typically misappropriated. A case in point is the 2015 Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigation against the top officials of the Jammu & Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) for embezzling millions of rupees that were granted to them by the BCCI “Kumar claims.