Former Indian cricketer Saba Karim has reportedly resigned from the General Manager (Cricket Operations) post of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
On Sunday (19th July) morning, the Times of India has reported that Saba Karim has decided to quit from the BCCI General Manager (Cricket Operations) post. The board is likely to make an official announcement soon about this latest resignation.
Saba Karim was handling the BCCI General Manager (Cricket Operations) post from 1st January 2018
Karim was appointed for the BCCI General Manager (Cricket Operations) role in December 2017 but his terms started from 1st January 2018. In this role, Karim had to assist the BCCI CEO, Rahul Johri.
Incidentally, Johri recently stepped down from the BCCI CEO post. Though he requested for the resignation in December 2019, the BCCI delayed taking their decision due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and he officially resigned from that post last week.
According to earlier media reports, the board wasn’t happy with the performances of the General Manager (Cricket Operations) Karim as that position came under the scanner.
The wicket-keeper Saba Karim served for India between 1997 and 2000 where he earned one Test cap and 34 ODI caps. The right-handed batsman scored 15 Test runs (average 15.00) and 362 runs (average 15.73).
During the match against the hosts Bangladesh in the Asia Cup 2000 at Dhaka (31st May 2000), Karim got a blow on his eye when he was keeping the leg-spinner Anil Kumble‘s delivery. That injury shortened his cricket career, though he played one more Test match after that incident in November 2000.
In September 2012, Karim was appointed as the national selector from the East Zone for the men’s national team.
BCCI has decided to not start the new domestic season till December 2020
On the other hand, in the recent BCCI Apex council meeting, many crucial points were discussed, including the domestic cricket fixture for the 2020/21 season. The board has decided to not start the new domestic season till December 2020. Duleep Trophy, Deodhar Trophy, Challengers series, age-group tournaments etc. can be dropped out from the upcoming domestic season.