India is off to West Indies for their encounter with the hosts in ODI’s and T20I’s starting from 1st November. Recently the team was stuck in the land as their daily allowances were not sanctioned, but with not much delay the BCCI officials acted and solved the issue.
A BCCI functionary has blamed the CoA and GM Cricket Operations Saba Karim, who is also in charge of women’s cricket. The functionary had told news agency IANS that the financial process started under the Committee of Administrators (CoA) around September 18. Saba Karim’s approach to allowing the girls to leave without daily allowances is being questioned.
“For all the talks of process and smooth sailing under the CoA, we have a scenario where the girls were in a foreign land without cash. Who is responsible? If the whole process was started by the finance people as early as September 18, why did the completion of documentation take till October 24? Had it not been for the promptness shown by the new office bearers, we would have seen the girls struggling without allowance,” the functionary has told IANs.
“If my calculation is right, Karim was sent the first mail for approval on September 23. The remainder was then sent to him on September 25. And a second reminder had to be sent to him again on October 24 when he finally sent an email to the CFO for approval. Is this the kind of professional set-up that the CoA time and again spoke of?” questioned another functionary.
Apparently this is not the only instance where Karim has been found lazy in operations regarding Women’s cricket. He has been in the highlight during the selection procedures of the support staff of the side as well, and definitely such crucial management bugs could have been avoided if acted actively because it all comes down to the national team.