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BCCI invites applications for a new General Manager

Sridhar resigned from the position last month.

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A view of logo of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). (Photo by Aniruddha Chowhdury/Mint via Getty Images)

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited applications for a new General Manager to look after the Cricket operations. They are now seeking an able replacement for M. V. Sridhar who resigned from the position in the last month following several allegations of “conflict of interest” against him. The board has announced that the deadline to apply for the coveted post is October 23. However, more details regarding the appointment date of the applicants were not revealed but it is expected that they will declare those soon.

Sridhar on September 27 tendered his resignation, a decision that was accepted by the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (COA). The whole matter came into existence when Sridhar failed to deliver the facts regarding his ownership details with six clubs in the jurisdiction of the Hyderabad Cricket Association. It was also reported that things were not going well between Sridhar and the other BCCI officials.

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What are the skills required to apply?

BCCI has made it clear that the applicant should either be a cricket expert or someone who has played at the highest level. “”A thorough understanding of the game or playing experience at the highest level,” is one of the skills required to be eligible for the role. It would be interesting to see now if any of the Indian cricketing legends apply for the post and if BCCI appoints one of them as General Manager of Cricket Operations.

“The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) would like to inform that M.V. Sridhar, General Manager – Cricket Operations, has decided to move on with effect from Saturday. On behalf of the BCCI, Acting Secretary Amitabh Choudhary and CEO Rahul Johri thanked Sridhar for his services. The BCCI wishes him the very best for future endeavours,” the statement of BCCI had read after the resignation of Sridhar.

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