“Yes, Dhiraj Malhotra has been formally appointed as GM (Game Development). He will be joining from Monday, February 15,” a senior BCCI source was quoted as saying to PTI. Karim’s three-year stint had ended last month after being on a six-month notice period.
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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’.
The BCCI brass is confident that Malhotra’s extensive work in ICC operations and as Delhi Capitals chief executive will come in handy. “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.