Just a week after the control of Council for cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed the departure of its CEO Rahul Johri, one of its Directors resigned. Saba Karim, who was appointed to the post of Director-General (cricket operations) to December 2017, resigned hours before the meeting, apex Council began on Friday.
Exit Karim will be a big blow to the BCCI, former India wicket, in addition to the cost of operations, women’s national team also sought after the home of cricket. His resignation is not surprising, because he has been under fire lately from former administrators.
Much of this is related to the internal structure and schedule, which are criticized by many government organizations. Karim, who succeeded M. V. Sridhar, observed dramatic changes in Ranji Trophy format after the introduction of nine new teams in 2018 in the Wake of the Supreme Court.
The graphical format in which there were three groups (elite, B, and C) made a competitive tournament five teams from groups A and B combined was included in the knockouts. The move meant the team pushed to victory, as against settling for a draw because of the uncertainty around. While the format does have its disadvantages, it has received praise from several quarters.
But Karim has drawn flak for planning a few domestic games in regions where rains severely affected play. For example, last season, one leg of the Vijay hazare trophy in Bangalore had to reschedule after 17 of the 30 matches in three days has ended with no result due to rain. The same story happened in Vadodara, where the other leg was played. This led to the tournament to be extended by five days.
Interestingly, his resignation occurred with bmkk, but to formalize the format for Ranji Trophy, which will start at this time only in December because of the pandemic. Karim had to make a report on the same last Friday, but resigned from the post, the meaning of KVP RAO had to intervene.
BCCI now has to advertise for the post as it is mandatory in accordance with its Constitution. For reference, the BCCI is the General Director, financial Director, General Director Secretary Jay Shah at the position for the President Sourav Ganguly approaching their first payment deadline to July 26.