Dhiraj Malhotra
Dhiraj Malhotra

The BCCI have appointed Delhi Capitals CEO Dhiraj Malhotra as the General Manager, Game Development and Operations, a position that was earlier held by Saba Karim.

Earlier, Malhotra had held senior positions at the ICC and was asked to help out at the World Cup in England due to his vast knowledge.

Dhiraj Malhotra Appoints as New GM for Game Development and Operations

The role of the BCCI GM Game Operations, which majorly caters to the domestic cricket operations and organizing international matches in India, is vacant ever since Saba Karim followed CFO and CEO to resign from his role after the Sourav Ganguly-led management assumed power. Karim was on notice for six months, which ended last month.

“Yes, Dhiraj Malhotra has been formally appointed as GM (Game Development). He will be joining from Monday, February 15,” a senior BCCI source told PTI on Friday.

Karim’s three-year stint had ended last month after being on a six-month notice period.

According to the BCCI website, the GM (Game Development) “will be responsible for determining and monitoring the match playing regulations, standards of venues, including pitches and outfields besides the administration of the Domestic Tours Programme.”

BCCI is confident that the inclusion of Malhotra will help the board in flourishing and his experience of working in ICC operations and as CEO of Delhi Capitals will be beneficial.

Dhiraj had a commendable stint with Capitals as in the 2019 edition the team reached the playoffs while in the 2020 edition they made their maiden appearance in the final of the league but failed to lift the trophy after facing defeat against Mumbai Indians in the final.

“Dhiraj’s joining Delhi franchise coincided with two of their best seasons, including a play-off and second-place finish. Also when he was with DC, he was asked to help out at the ICC World Cup in England due to his vast knowledge,” the source said.

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