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newscricket21 days ago

ENG vs IND | Surprised that Gill hid his injury and Mayank should replace him, reckons Saba Karim

Former Indian cricketer Saba Karim has expressed that he was left surprised by the fact that young opener Shubman Gill hid his injury. He also went on to add that Mayank Agarwal, who last played for India Down Under, should come in as a replacement for Gill as he failed in just a few innings.
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newscricket24 days ago

West Indies would be my favourites to lift this year's World T20, reveals Saba Karim

Former Indian cricketer Saba Karim has revealed his favourites to win the 2020 edition of the World T20, calling West Indies as the team to beat, with them housing plenty of match-winners. While stating that, Karim also reckoned that England would be a strong contender alongside India.
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newscricket2 months ago

WTC Final | New Zealand's middle-order is looking extremely fragile, points Saba Karim

Ahead of the WTC final, former Indian cricketer Saba Karim has termed New Zealand's middle-order as one of their biggest vulnerabilities going into the epic encounter. He also didn't like New Zealand's selection for the first Test against England and said he was surprised by the team's combination.
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newscricket5 months ago

Happy that Ashwin is finally getting the recognition after years, states Saba Karim

Saba Karim, post-Ashwin’s 400th Test wicket, stated that he is finally happy with the fact that the off-spinner is getting the recognition he deserves after years of international cricket. He also added that that the all-rounder is now coming forward as a true match-winner for the team.
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newscricket10 months ago

IPL 2020 | Global cricket still needs an icon like MS Dhoni to continue, feels Saba Karim

Former India wicket-keeper Saba Karim believes that global cricket needs iconic players like MS Dhoni who adds an extra dimension to the sport. Karim has also added that Dhoni played an instrumental role in kick-starting the IPL because of his aggressive batting and street-smart display.
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featurecricketa year ago

Domestic players raise complaints at state associations for lack of clarity on GRS payment

Despite the BCCI signing a deal with Star Sports in two phases for record-breaking amounts, domestic players are yet to receive the GRS for the last four years. It has left a sour aftertaste, with many players approaching their respective state associations for a solution.
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newscricketa year ago

Following Saba Karim resignation, BCCI invites application for GM Game Development

The BCCI has invited applications for General Manager in Game Development following the resignation of Saba Karim as overall in-charge of cricket operations. The Game Development chief post was last held by Ratnakar Shetty, who retired in March 2018, and was then replaced by Cricket Operations.
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newscricketa year ago

Reports | Saba Karim steps down from his post as BCCI’s general manager

Days after Rahul Johri’s resignation, reports on Sunday have suggested that Saba Karim too has stepped down from his post as BCCI’s general manager. However, official confirmation from the board is pending with the BCCI not having yet decided who will take over Karim’s role in the future.
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newscricketa year ago

Contemplated retirement right after making Test debut, reveals Saba Karim

Former Indian wicket-keeper Saba Karim, whose career was tragically cut short by an eye injury, has revealed that he contemplated retirement the day he debuted in Tests, against Bangladesh in 2000. Karim revealed that his deteriorating eyesight did not allow him to continue playing the sport.
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newscricketa year ago

BCCI not considering change in Ranji Trophy format, reveals Saba Karim

BCCI GM Cricket Operations Saba Karim has revealed that the board haven’t considered any change, as the speculations suggested, to the Ranji Trophy format. Reports had earlier suggested that the BCCI had been mulling a change in the number of matches played throughout the season.
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