The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the appointment of former India wicketkeeper Saba Karim as the General Manager, Cricket Operations of the board. Karim will start off as the GM from January 1, 2018.
The General Manager’s post had been left vacant after the resignation of MV Sridhar over issue of conflict of interest.
In mid-October, BCCI had invited applications for the post of General Manager-Cricket Operations. In its advert, BCCI said it was looking for ‘a talented and highly motivated individual who will lead the cricket operations and manage the international and domestic cricket for the Board.’
As the General Manager, some of the major responsibilities for Karim would include ‘giving strategic direction to the cricket department, implementing the operational plans, budgeting, determining and monitoring the compliance of match playing regulations, standards of venues and administration of domestic program.
Karim played one Test and 34 One-Day Internationals for India, in an international career that spanned from January 1997 to Novemer 2000. He has also played more than 100 first-class games scoring more than 7000 runs for Bihar, and later, Bengal.
He’s also been part of the national selection committee, apart from donning the experts’ hat while doing television commentary.