The BCCI invited applications for GM, Cricket Operations on Monday with the deadline for submission being October 23 © Getty Images
The BCCI invited applications for GM, Cricket Operations on Monday with the deadline for submission being October 23 © Getty Images

New Delhi: The BCCI is seeking a new General Manager of Cricket Operations after MV Sridhar’s departure and the applicant should either be a cricket expert or someone who has played at the highest level. Sridhar stepped down in September after being under the scanner for alleged financial impropriety in his home association — Hyderabad — when he was heading the state body. The BCCI invited applications for GM, Cricket Operations on Monday with the deadline for submission being October 23. “A thorough understanding of the game or playing experience at the highest level,” that is one of the skills required to be eligible for the role. BCCI finance committee proposes INR 50 crores fund for NE states

Meanwhile, the Finance Committee of the BCCI has decided to allocate a fund of Rs 50 crore for infrastructure development of the North Eastern states, informed CAB joint secretary Avishek Dalmiya, who also heads New Area Development Programme (NADP). It is learnt that the proposal was mooted by treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhry to create a fund for the NE development and was unanimously agreed by the members including finance committee chairman Jyotiraditya Scindia. The matter has been placed before COA chief Vinod Rai for his approval. “I have been given to understand that the Finance Committee of the BCCI has recommended to allocate a separate fund of Rs 50 crore for development of infrastructure in the Northeastern states. It is a much positive and a needed step,” Dalmiya was quoted as saying in a press release.