Making their return to the Indian Premier League (IPL) after serving a suspension of two years, Rajasthan Royals are leaving no stones unturned to avoid any mishap in IPL 2018, by hiring expert security, which will keep an eye on the team at all times.
Rajasthan Royals have created an internal ‘Security and Ethics office’ and appointed KP Raghuvanshi, a retired IPS officer, as the team’s internal ‘Security and Ethics’ officer. He will be assisted by Javed Shaikh, a former additional superintendent of police, who was brought on board as Security and Ethics Advisor.
Raghuvanshi, a 1980 batch IPS officer, is currently the Strategic Security Advisor of RBI.
Ranjit Barthakur, chairman of Rajasthan Royals, confirmed the development, saying,” Our priority is the team and players’ security. We are committed towards stricter regulations and vigilance to ensure no disrepute is brought to the team and the game.”
“The primary objective behind the appointments is to have a strong Code of Conduct in place and ensure its adherence. We want to protect the players. The Royals management wants to emphasise their commitment towards keeping the sport clean and setting up an example in IPL,” Barthakur said.
The players have been encouraged to speak out in case they are approached by suspicious parties. The security officers will be kept abreast of the team’s security plans and will scrutinize activities within the team. They would also try hard to ensure caution and security for team, support staff as well as the management.
(With inputs from hindustantimes.com)