Former Indian wicketkeeper Saba Karim has been asked to resign from the post of BCCI General Manager – Cricket Operations.
The 52-year-old Karim, who played one Test and 34 ODIs for India, was appointed to the post by the BCCI in December 2017.
A BCCI source said, “Yes, he has been asked to resign. One reason for this is that he could not formulate a concrete plan for domestic cricket in view of the Covid-19 epidemic. Domestic cricket is unlikely to start before December as Covid-19 cases are continuously increasing in the country. If the IPL takes place between September and November, which is being speculated, domestic cricket cannot be played at this time.”
The move was taken after BCCI CEO Rahul Johri accepted the resignation earlier this month. The board’s chief financial officer Santosh Rangnekar also resigned last year after the arrival of new officials led by chairman Sourav Ganguly.
The board has not issued an official statement in the matter but it has been learned that he was not satisfied with Karim’s plan for domestic cricket.